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What stars are made of : the life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin / Donovan Moore ; foreword by Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

By: Moore, Donovan [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2020Description: xix, 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0674237374; 9780674237377.Subject(s): Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia, 1900-1979 | Astronomers -- United States -- Biography | Women astronomers -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 520.62 | B LOC classification: QB36.G372 | M66 2020
Contents:
Part I. Beginning: Wendover and London 1900-1919 -- Part II. Preparing: Cambridge 1919-1923 -- Part III. Discovery: Harvard 1923-1979.
Summary: "Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was the revolutionary scientific thinker who discovered what stars are made of. But her name is hard to find alongside those of Hubble, Herschel, and other great astronomers. Donovan Moore tells the story of Payne's life of determination against all the obstacles a patriarchal society erected against her"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-282) and index.

Part I. Beginning: Wendover and London 1900-1919 -- Part II. Preparing: Cambridge 1919-1923 -- Part III. Discovery: Harvard 1923-1979.

"Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was the revolutionary scientific thinker who discovered what stars are made of. But her name is hard to find alongside those of Hubble, Herschel, and other great astronomers. Donovan Moore tells the story of Payne's life of determination against all the obstacles a patriarchal society erected against her"-- Provided by publisher.

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