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Look Up!: : Henrietta Leavitt, pioneering woman astronomer

Author: Robert Burleigh; Raúl Colón
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English
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An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Henrietta Swan Leavitt; Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burleigh; Raúl Colón
ISBN: 9781416958192 1416958193
OCLC Number: 233798854
Notes: "A Paula Wiseman Book."
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Responsibility: Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Raúl Colón.

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An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.

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When Henrietta Leavitt graduated from Radcliffe College in 1892, women were not seen as potential scientists. Still, she accepted a rather tedious job measuring the positions and sizes of stars in Read more...

 
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