Haro – The Man Who Changed Astronomical Research Saga Mexico


Well-known Mexican astrologist Professor Guillermo Haro was born March 21 1913 Mexican Revolution. Although he was popular in the field of astronomy, Haro was actually a philosopher by profession after graduating in philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His interest in Astronomy as developed and led to his employment as an assistant in the Observatorio de Tonantzintla Astrofisico in 1943. From his research in astronomy pushed him as far as the Harvard College Observatory in the United States where he worked from 1943 to 1944

A year later in 1945, he returned to his country. and again his work on the Observatorio de Tonantzilla Astrofisico. That’s what he thought the establishment of 24-31 inch Schmidt camera, which later became one of the main instruments of historical discoveries. He returned to the Observatorio allow him to start learning very red and very blue stars. Because of the prominence of his work, Professor Haro transferred to UNAM’s Observatorio de Tacubaya in 1947.

During his work in both Observatorio is, Haro made some significant breakthroughs made mark in astronomy. With Schmidt telescope was restored in Tonantzintla, see him a few planetary nebulae in the same direction-finding galactic center is done independently by George Herbig; Therefore, it is now known as Herbig-Haro objects. Herbig-Haro objects are high-density control condensation that can be found close to the area where the star has recently formed. Together with his colleagues, Professor Haro also discovered flare stars in the Orion nebula and other prominent detections. His passion for stargazing lasted until he died.

Not only was Professor Haro famous for astronomical discoveries, as well as the major impact on the development of astronomy at the time. His tenacity has led to the creation and development of new institutions committed for such research. Truly, Haro made significant changes in astronomical research history in Mexico and his influence continues to this day.


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