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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


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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