This Day In Astro History

Ejnar Hertzprung
Ejnar Hertzprung

October 8

1903 - Johannesburg Observatory founded.

1873 - Ejnar Hertzsprung's birthday, Danish astronomer who, in the first decade of the 20th century, first proved the existence of giant and dwarf stars. Bruce Medallist, 1937.
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