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Henry Draper Medal

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  • Washington, Arkansas, United States

Samuel Pierpoint Langley was the first person to receive the medal in 1886 for investigations in sol

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The Henry Draper Medal was established by the widow of Henry Draper , and is awarded by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for contributions to astrophysics.


The medal was first awarded in 1886 to Samuel Pierpont Langley  "for numerous investigations of a high order of merit in solar physics, and especially in the domain of radiant energy".

The winner also receives a cash prize of $15,000.

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