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Author Sobel, Dava.

Title The glass universe [Axis 360 electronic resource]: how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars / Dava Sobel.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 324 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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Summary Shares the story of the scientific contributions of a group of women working at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-twentieth century, tracing their collection of star observations captured nightly on glass photographic plates.
The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Women in astronomy -- Massachusetts -- History.
Women mathematicians -- Massachusetts -- History.
Astronomy -- History -- 19th century.
Astronomy -- History -- 20th century.
Harvard College Observatory.
Other Form: Print version: Sobel, Dava. Glass universe New York, New York : Viking, [2016] 9780670016952 (DLC) 2016029496 (OCoLC)944933667
ISBN 9780698148697 :
069814869X :
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