The Missouri-born astronomer who revolutionized the way we look at the heavens will be the next member of the Hall of Famous Missourians. Edwin Hubble, who was born in Marshfield, will be formally inducted on September 6th at the Webster County Courthouse, and a bust of Hubble will remain on display there until October 4th. Hubble was born in Marshfield in November of 1889. During his career as an astronomer he first developed the now widely accepted expanding universe theory. He assisted in the design for the telescope at the Mount Palomar Observatory, and much of his work was later the basis of the Hubble Space Telescope, named in his honor. The bust of Hubble will join those of 23 other Famous Missourians, including those of General Omar Bradley, Walt Disney, Mark Twain, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and baseball legend Stan Musial.
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