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Edward Pickering and his women "computers" : analyzing the stars

Author: Lisa Yount
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2012.
Series: Trailblazers in science and technology.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 42 years that Edward Pickering directed the Harvard College Observatory, he and his team of women "computers" made strides in promoting the new field of astrophotography, discovered the first spectroscopic binary star system, and cataloged more than 225,000 stars.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Edward C Pickering; Edward C Pickering
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Yount
ISBN: 9781604136647 1604136642
OCLC Number: 679925041
Description: xix, 130 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Growing up --
The new astronomy --
Women's work --
How far to a star --
The next generation --
Recognition at last --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Trailblazers in science and technology.
Responsibility: Lisa Yount.

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In the 42 years that Edward Pickering directed the Harvard College Observatory, he and his team of women "computers" made strides in promoting the new field of astrophotography, discovered the first spectroscopic binary star system, and cataloged more than 225,000 stars.

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