Allan Rex Sandage. 18 June 1926 — 13 November 2010

  title={Allan Rex Sandage. 18 June 1926 — 13 November 2010},
  author={D. Lynden-Bell and F. Schweizer},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={245 - 264}
Allan Sandage was an observational astronomer who was happiest at a telescope. On the sudden death of Edwin Hubble, Sandage inherited the programmes using the world’s largest optical telescope at Palomar to determine the distances and number counts of galaxies. Over many years he greatly revised the distance scale and, on reworking Hubble’s analysis, discovered the error that had led Hubble to doubt the interpretation of the galaxies’ redshifts as an expansion of the Universe. Sandage showed… Expand

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