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A cartoon drawing of what Hale might have looked like as he gazed through his telescope.

George Hale

George Hale was an American astronomer born in 1868. Even as a child, Hale was interested in the stars. His father even built him his own observatory in the backyard. An observatory is a place where telescopes are kept.

After going to college, Hale volunteered at Harvard College's Observatory. Then he helped set up other observatories. He also helped to start the field of Astrophysics. George Hale passed away in 1938.

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