Google Doodle Celebrates Mexican Astronomer Guillermo Haro
Google has really been representing for the Latino community with their Google Doodle’s lately. They have honored Gabriel García Márquez, Richard Colón and Yma Sumac. These doodles are telling the history of Latinos in film, music, science, technology, and now astronomy. The latest Google Doodle is honoring the late Mexican pioneer Guillermo Haro who even has specific formation named after him. Here’s a little bit about the man on today’s Google Doodle.
Guillermo Haro is today’s Google Doodle honoree. He was a pivotal part of our ongoing quest to figure out space.
— Allison Baerin (@allisonbaerin) March 20, 2018
The historic Mexican pioneer in astronomy, who would have turned 105 today, made huge discoveries, some of which we see every single night.
Haro is credited for discovering the three sister stars that make up Orion’s Belt.
According to Time magazine, the constellation that make up Orion’s Belt “is among the most recognizable celestial shapes out there.”
Haro’s largest discovery, however, is what is known as planetary nebulae.
This consists of “jets of gas and other matter erupting from newly formed stars.” The discovery became known as Herbig-Haro objects.
Haro also discovered thousands of stars, galaxies, and much more.
Haro is listed at discovering 8,746 blue stars, 44 blue galaxies, a supernova, more than 10 novae and a comet, Al Jazeera reports.
Google notes that Haro was also the first Mexican elected to the Royal Astronomical Society in 1959.
Here’s what some people are saying about today’s Google Doodle that honors this revolutionary Mexican astronomer.
— Alejandro S. Méndez (@ElAleph01) March 21, 2018
He is indeed a star conquistador as Alejandro says.
The use of Haro’s face is melting people’s hearts.
— No Man's Sky (@fullbpm) March 21, 2018
Google even added his mustache.
And the attention around the doodle has reminded people of a documentary about him.
#Guillermo #Haro: 3 Facts You Need to Know. Today, 1.Started Out Studying #Philosophy Before He Discovered #Astronomy. 2.He Made Numerous Contributions & Discoveries in #Astronomy.A #Galaxy & #Observatory Named After Him. 3.His Son Made a #Documentary About Him. #GuillermoHaro pic.twitter.com/ZDTRmuL7Yr
— Mark Cusack (@MarkCusac) March 21, 2018
The documentary, “Homenaje Dr. Guillermo Haro,” was the work of his own son to show the work his father has done. Click here to watch the whole thing on YouTube.
Happy Birthday, Guillermo.
— tatianatrevino (@tatianatrevino) March 21, 2018
We’ll think about your achievements as we look at the stars tonight.