Definition of Shapley, Harlow in US English:

Shapley, Harlow

proper noun

  • (1885–1972), US astronomer. He carried out an extensive survey of galaxies and used his studies on the distribution of globular star clusters to locate the likely center of the galaxy and to infer its structure and dimensions. He found that the solar system is located on the galaxy's edge and not at its center.


Shapley, Harlow