Definition of Baade, Walter in English:

Baade, Walter

Pronunciation /ˈbädə/ /ˈbɑdə/

proper noun

  • (1893–1960), German-born US astronomer; full name Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade. He proved that the Andromeda galaxy was much farther away than had been thought, which implied that the universe was much older and more extensive than had been supposed. He also contributed to the understanding of the life cycles of stars.