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The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. --
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sobel, Dava.
Glass universe
New York : Viking, 2016
(DLC) 2016030208
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dava Sobel
ISBN: 9780670016952 0670016950
OCLC Number: 952469237
Description: xii, 324 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Dava Sobel.

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The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. --
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