Annie Jump Cannon, Census Taker of the Sky

Annie Jump Cannon, Census Taker of the Sky

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Monday, 2 August

Annie Jump Cannon has been described as doing for stars what Carl Linnaeus did for organisms. She compiled a massive star catalogue, and became known both as the most famous woman astronomer of her lifetime, and as the “census-taker of the sky.”

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