Awards & Winners

Ira Sprague Bowen

Date of Birth 21-December-1898
Place of Birth Seneca Falls
(Seneca County, New York, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Astronomer
Ira Sprague Bowen was an American physicist and astronomer. In 1927 he discovered that nebulium was not really a chemical element but instead doubly ionized oxygen.

Awards by Ira Sprague Bowen

Check all the awards nominated and won by Ira Sprague Bowen.


Rumford Prize
(For his solution of the mystery of nebulium and for other outstanding work in spectroscopy.)


Henry Draper Medal
(In recognition of his contributions to astronomical physics, more especially his researches on the spectra and chemical composition of gaseous nebulae.)