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Henrietta Leavitt

Thank you to Pangratios Papacosta, Professor of Physics at Columbia College Chicago, who suggested two women in Astronomy he says contributed much to science, despite gender discrimination. Papacosta brings our attention to Henrietta Leavitt, whose 1908 discovery of using Cepheid … Continue reading

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Dorrit Hoffleit

Thank you to Pangratios Papacosta, Professor of Physics at Columbia College Chicago, who suggested two women in Astronomy he says contributed much to science, despite gender discrimination. Papacosta say he was very fortunate to have met one of them who … Continue reading

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Reva K. Williams

While many women of color have made significant contributions to STEM fields for generations, some firsts are rather recent and worth acknowledging.  This means that the women who pave the way and lead by example, are grandmothers in a broad … Continue reading

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Photo from the Smithsonian Institution Archives Acc. 90-105 – Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Image # SIA2009-1326 Thanks to @STEMWomen, who noted on twitter that “Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin discovered that the sun is mainly composed of hydrogen,”  citing this Facebook page from … Continue reading

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