Ira Sprague Bowen (December 21, 1898 – February 6, 1973) was an American astronomer. In 1927 he discovered that nebulium was not really a chemical element but instead doubly ionized oxygen. In 1946 he was made director of Mount Wilson Observatory upon the retirement of Walter Sydney Adams. Dr. Bowen was made an honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on 1956-02-17.
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