Science: Women

The twelve " greatest" women chosen by the League of Women Voters have, of course, aroused rabid discussion. The burden of many criticisms is: " We never heard of some of them! " Some of the less known:

Dr. Annie Jump Cannon, curator of the Harvard College Observatory, was born in Delaware 59 years ago, and educated at Wellesley. She has been at Harvard continuously since 1896 and ranks among the most distinguished American astronomers. Her main subjects of research are photographic spectra of stars and variable stars. She has discovered more one hundred...

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