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The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars / Dava Sobel.

By: Sobel, Dava.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs.Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017Copyright date: �2016Edition: Large print edition.Description: 569 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781410495716 (hardcover) :; 141049571X (hardcover) :.Subject(s): Harvard College Observatory | Women in astronomy -- Massachusetts -- History | Women mathematicians -- Massachusetts -- History | Astronomy -- History -- 19th century | Astronomy -- History -- 20th century | Large type booksDDC classification: 522/.19744409252
Contents:
Part one: The colors of starlight. Mrs. Draper's intent ; What Miss Maury saw ; Miss Bruce's largesse ; Stella nova ; Bailey's picture from Peru -- Part two: Oh, be a fine girl, kiss me!. Mrs. Fleming's title ; Pickering's "harem" ; Lingua franca ; Miss Leavitt's relationship ; The Pickering fellows -- Part three: In the depths above. Shapley's "kilo-girl" hours ; Miss Payne's thesis ; The Observatory Pinafore ; Miss Cannon's prize ; The lifetimes of stars -- Some highlights in the history of the Harvard College Observatory -- A catalogue of Harvard astronomers, assistants, and associates.
Summary: The captivating, little-known hidden history of a group of women whose remarkable contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.
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The captivating, little-known hidden history of a group of women whose remarkable contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.

Part one: The colors of starlight. Mrs. Draper's intent ; What Miss Maury saw ; Miss Bruce's largesse ; Stella nova ; Bailey's picture from Peru -- Part two: Oh, be a fine girl, kiss me!. Mrs. Fleming's title ; Pickering's "harem" ; Lingua franca ; Miss Leavitt's relationship ; The Pickering fellows -- Part three: In the depths above. Shapley's "kilo-girl" hours ; Miss Payne's thesis ; The Observatory Pinafore ; Miss Cannon's prize ; The lifetimes of stars -- Some highlights in the history of the Harvard College Observatory -- A catalogue of Harvard astronomers, assistants, and associates.

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