20th Century Astronomers

Vera Cooper Rubin

Vera Cooper Rubin

Articles: Fantz, Ashley. “2016 Also Took One of the Greatest Female Scientists of All Time,” CNN Overbye, Dennis. “Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women” New York Times [Science], DEC. 27, 2016 Schudel, Matt. “Vera Rubin, Astronomer Who Proved Existence of Dark Matter, Dies at 88,” The Washington Post , December […]

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Name: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Full Name:  Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin Date: May 10, 1900 – December 7, 1979 Nationality: English Field: Astronomer and Astrophysicist Books: Des Jardins, Julie. 2010. The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science. New York, NY: Feminist Press at the City University of New York.  Ignotofsky, Rachel. 2016. Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers […]

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Evelyn Boyd Granville

Evelyn Boyd Granville

Articles: Petrie, Phil W. “The Trump of Excellence: Through Math, Management, and Music, This Trio of African-American Women Gave Something New to the World,” Crisis  Mar-Apr 2000, Vol. 107, No.2,  p.25. Books: Jordan, Diann. 2007. Sisters in Science: Conversations with Black Women Scientists about Race, Gender, and Their Passion for Science. West Lafayette, Ind: Purdue […]

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