Guillermo Haro Barraza is one of the legends of our world who did not get enough recognition. Haro was born on 21st March 1913 and died on the 26th of April 1988. Haro was a successful Mexican astronomer. Haro was recognized and appreciated for his work in astronomy. Haro formed new institutions with the help of his amazing research and work. He was an influential one in the development of modern observational astronomy, there in Mexico. The best work of Haro is his valuable contribution to the discovery of Herbig-Haro objects.
The early life of Astronomer Guillermo Haro was spent in Mexico City. He graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (NAUM) in philosophy and law. Haro used to work for Excelsior as a reporting in his early stages after studies. In 1937, he discovered his love for astronomy after he gave an interview to Luis Enrique Erro. No doubt, Haro was a hardworking man and due to his hard work and enthusiasm, he was hired bu Erro in 1943 as assistance in Observatorio Astrofísico de Tonantzintla. Luckily, Erro arranged astronomical training for Haro in the United States at the Harvard College Observatory, Vase Observatory, Yerks Observatory, and McDonald Observatory.
When Haro returned to Mexico in 1945, the continued his work at the Observatorie Astrofisico de Tonantzintla. This is where it got mixed with the studies of extremely red and extremely blue stars. Haro started to work for the Observatorio de Tacubaya of UNAM in the year 1947. Haro gave his recognizable contribution to the field of observational astronomy.
Another major work that Haro worked for which he is appreciated and recognized all around the globe was his list of 8746 blue stars which were in the direction of the North galactic pole. Haro performed this work alongside W. J. Luyten in the year 1961.
Haro’s list of 44 blue galaxies which was compiled in 1956 was an ancestor to the work of Benjamin Markarian and a few others who were in search of such galaxies.
Haro also revealed a few of the T Tauri stars, one supernova, more than 10 novae, and one comet as well.
In 1960, Haro who was one of the founders of the Mexican Academy of Sciences was given the post of and served as the president of the institution. A few years later in 1971, he also discovered the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics in order to provide help to the students regarding their careers.
Haro was one of the most influential as well as recognized astronomers in history. His hard work and accomplishments made huge differences and huge impacts on the world now. Few of his best accomplishments include this following,
- Development of new institutions.
- His definition of modern astrophysical research in Mexico.
- The new type of large planetary nebula.
- Became a member of the Colegio Nacional whilst at the age of 40. Guillermo Haro was the youngest person to achieve this.
- Become the first person to be elected to the Royal Astronomical Society from the city of Mexico.
- Discovered the Mexican Academy of Sciences – become of the first president in 1960.
- An observatory is named after Haro in the State of Sonora.
- Was awarded Lomonsov Medal from the USSR Academy of Sciences in the year 1986.
Tribute to Astronomer Guillermo Haro
As we all know, Google is the world’s most used search engine which makes sure to keep the world updated. Google makes sure to somehow revert its icon or what one can say, logo in the shape of whatever is trending around the globe at the point.
Google recently paid a tribute by doodling to the great Astronomer Guillermo Haro. March 21st is Haro’s birthday and Google pays its tribute to the legend by doodling stars with the name of Guillermo Haro. The point of this tribute is to make sure that the world knows that we haven’t forgotten the work and accomplishments of the legend Guillermo Haro.
Google represents wrote a blog post where they mentioned the great work and accomplishments of Astronomer Guillermo Haro.
The world lost a legend of astronomy on the 26th of April 1988. After accomplishing the world’s biggest achievements and along with loads of love and respect, Astronomer Guillermo Haro left the world. This was supposed to be Guillermo Haro’s 105th birthday.
“He wanted the country to be transformed.” was a statement said by one of Haro’s students. We do realize that the world will not experience such a legend again, someone who has accomplished and generated theories that changed the world and the prospect of people and how they look at the world. Along with Google, we also pay a tribute to the amazing legend, thanking him for the work he has performed in this world.
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