Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fact of the Day: Astronomer Annie

Despite being deaf, and a woman in a time of gender inequality, Annie Jump Cannon worked for Harvard as an astronomer. She was the first person to classify and rank stars based on their temperature with accuracy. 

22 comments:

  1. That is pretty cool. Happy weekend.

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  2. Very impressive.

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  3. I am happy you introduced me to this lady. She was amazing for her time.

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  4. Sometimes "faults" ( I mean the lack of something) bring out the best of us. Great woman. Kisses:)

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  5. Have never heard of her til now. Thanks for sharing:)

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  6. This is awesome. Ms. Cannon had to overcome a lot. What an inspiring woman.

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  7. sounds like an amazing lady

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  8. Never let anything stop her it seems

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  9. We have had some smart ladies over the years, and still do. They sometimes have a hard time finding their places. My computer issues now are when I ry to read my comments and go back to someones blog, such as I am doing with you, it just lets me do one at a time and than I have to get out go back to leave another. They all stack up and then have to delete them. Also, very slow downing loading pictures to my post. It is frustrating, but hope it will get right soon. I had to get new computer about a month ago, Windows 7. Thought it would do bettr, but still having issues.

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  10. Seems like an interesting woman.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  11. HIgher education was rare during Annie's lifetime. She paved the way for more women. Very nice that you highlight her in your post.

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  12. Wow, what an inspiring lady!

    -Kati

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  13. There should've been more women like her.

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  14. I believe she was recently the focus on an episode of Cosmos. Very impressive work in spite of her disability.

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  15. I have never heard of her before. I wish we would hear more about women like her. They are such an inspiration!

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  16. Bless her heart for being such an inspiration....

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  17. That's really remarkable. What a role model she must have been for young girls.

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