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George Robert Carruthers

George Robert Carruthers

  • Born 1929, Cincinnati, OH; Dies 2020, Washington, D.C.
  • At age 10, builds first telescope
  • 1957-1964, studies at University of Illinois, graduating in 1964 with a PH.D. in
  • Aeronautical and Astronomical Engineering
  • 1964, starts work at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory as an NSF post-doc fellow
  • 1970, his UV telescope/spectrograph provides proof of that molecular Hydrogen exists in interstellar space
  • 1972, Apollo 16 uses UV telescope during lunar walk
  • Co-creator of NRL's Science & Engineering Apprentice Program for H.S. students
  • Teaches D.C. science teachers and at Howard University
  • 2003, inducted into National Invention Hall of Fame

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