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:

The Happy Whisk said...

That is pretty cool. Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

Very impressive.

Bob Bushell said...

A great woman.

Margaret D said...

Clever lady.

DeniseinVA said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Emmylou said...

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

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So cool!

DEZMOND said...

sounds like an amazing lady

Pat Hatt said...

Never let anything stop her it seems

LV said...

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.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very cool! Smart lady.

FilipBlog said...

Seems like an interesting woman.

Greetings,
Filip

CiCi said...

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

Kati said...

Wow, what an inspiring lady!

-Kati

Vett Vandiver said...

very interesting

Blue Grumpster said...

There should've been more women like her.

stephen Hayes said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

bj said...

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

Kay said...

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