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Commemorates former scholar, Professor Sir Harrie Massey (1908-83), world famous physicist. Sir Harrie Massey, born near Melbourne in 1908, had a distinguished career in the UK and in 1931, with Edward Bullard, published the first experimental evidence for electron diffraction in gases.

He saw the potential of using direct rocket probes of the atmosphere layers and eventually, as Chairman of the British National Committee for Space Research, he guided the entire UK space research programme. From 1960-64 he was President of the European Preparatory Commission for Space research. He was knighted in 1960.


Address:Primary School, Hoddles Creek, 3139
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.829444
Long: 145.596944
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1908
Approx. Event End Date:1983
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