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Women astronomers : reaching for the stars

Author: Mabel Armstrong
Publisher: Marcola, Ore. : Stone Pine Press, ©2008.
Series: Discovering women in science series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the participation of women in the field of astronomy from ancient history to the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Oregon authors
Literature
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mabel Armstrong
ISBN: 9780972892957 0972892958 9781439568910 143956891X
OCLC Number: 145378830
Notes: "Women have always studied the night sky."
Description: ix, 178, [1] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: EnHeduanna : chief astronomer, priestess of the moon, goddess of the city --
Hypatia of Alexandria : astronomer, engineer, physicist, inventor --
Hildegard of Bingen : heard the music of the spheres --
Caroline Herschel : she and her brother revolutionized the study of astronomy --
Maria Mitchell : the most famous American astronomer of her time --
Williamina Stevens Fleming : founding mother of the Harvard women astronomers --
Annie Jump Cannon : built a star catalog of more than 350,000 stars --
Henrietta Swan Leavitt : discovered a way to measure distances between stars --
Antonia Caetana Maury : developed a new system for classifying stars --
Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin : called the most brilliant astronomer of her generation --
Helen Sawyer Hogg : Canada's favorite astronomer for fifty years --
Margaret Burbidge : described the way chemical elements form in stars --
Nancy Roman : pioneered radio astronomy and orbiting observatories --
Vera Rubin : discovered the problem that dark matter solved --
Beatrice Tinsley : a brilliant career cut tragically short --
Jocelyn Bell Burnell : discovered quasars --
Margaret Geller : found structure in the universe --
Carolyn Shoemaker : looks for comets that threaten Earth --
Sally Ride : astrophysicist and first U.S. woman in space --
Jill Tartar : searches for extra-terrestrial life --
Wendy Freedman : builds big telescopes and settles Hubble Constant --
A new generation of women reaches for stars and dreams.
Series Title: Discovering women in science series.
Responsibility: Mabel Armstrong.
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Recounts the participation of women in the field of astronomy from ancient history to the present day.

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