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Edward Pickering and His Women "Computers"Edward Pickering and His Women "Computers"
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Edward Pickering and His Women "Computers" Edward Pickering and His Women "Computers"

Edward Pickering and His Women "Computers"

In the 42 years that Edward Pickering directed the Harvard College Observatory, he and his team of women "computers" made strides in promoting the new field of astrophotography, discovered the first spectros… (See Below for Full Description)
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In the 42 years that Edward Pickering directed the Harvard College Observatory, he and his team of women "computers" made strides in promoting the new field of astrophotography, discovered the first spectroscopic binary star system, and cataloged more than 225,000 stars. Pickering hired women such as Henrietta Leavitt, who found a way to measure the distances to faraway stars, and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, whose later work became the foundation for astrophysics, to process astronomical data gathered at the observatory. The advances these women made under Pickering's direction broadened the window of professional opportunity for women as well as our greater understanding of the universe. This new title highlights the lives of Pickering and his women "computers."

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ISBN-13 978-1-60413-664-7
ISBN-10 1604136642
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Trailblazers in Science and Technology
Author Lisa Yount
Publication Date 5/1/2012
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and line illustrations. Index. Glossary. Chronology. Sidebars. Web resources. Further reading.
Available Formats Print

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