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margaret burbidge
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Margaret Burbidge British Astronomer Biography

Biography of Margaret Burbidge Outstanding British astronomer, endowed with wonderful qualities that she could not exercise in her homeland, but in the United States of America. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation She held the positions of director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and president of the American Astronomical …

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Beatrice Tinsley
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Biography of the British astronomer Beatrice Tinsley

Biography of Beatrice Tinsley, British astronomer (1941-1981). The study of the evolution of galaxies has become one of the most important and active fields of astrophysics in the 21st century. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Much of the research done by Beatrice Tinsley was the beginning of these …

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Miriani Pastoriza
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Biography of Miriani Pastoriza Argentine astronomer

Biography of Miriani Pastoriza famous for her great discoveries in extragalactic astronomy. She was the first woman at the National University of Córdoba to graduate with a degree in astronomy. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation This brilliant astronomer made history in Argentine astronomy. She is a professor of …

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Henrietta Leavitt
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Biography of Henrietta Leavitt American astronomer

Biography of Henrietta Leavitt American astronomer who, in the late 19th century, discovered a method of measuring distances to stars. She found a ruler to measure the size of the Universe. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Her discovery is the cornerstone that revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe, …

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Annie Cannon
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Biography of Annie Cannon American Astronomer

Biography of Annie Jump Cannon American astronomer pioneer in her profession. Her work on star cataloging has been central to the current stellar classification. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Annie Cannon’s family and early life Annie Jump Cannon was born on December 11, 1863 in Dover, a small …

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Maria Teresa Ruiz
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Biography of María Teresa Ruiz Chilean astronomer

Biography of María Teresa Ruiz González Chilean astronomer specialized in the study of low-mass dwarf stars. She discovered a supernova at the time of explosion. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation She also discovered two planetary nebulae and Kelu-1 (a system of two brown dwarfs located in the Hydra …

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Williamina Fleming
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Biography of American astronomer Williamina Fleming

Biography of Williamina Stevens Fleming an American astronomer of Scottish origin. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation She was initially hired as an assistant at the Harvard Observatory. Although she had no specific training in astronomy, she made numerous discoveries of stellar bodies. Childhood and youth of Williamina Fleming …

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Cecilia Payne
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Biography of Cecilia Payne British astronomer

Biography of Cecilia Payne who amazed the scientific community, which believed that the composition of the stars was similar to that of Earth. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Cecilia Payne discovered that this belief was wrong, and that stars are basically made up of hydrogen and helium. The …

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Caroline Herschel
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Biography of Caroline Herschel German astronomer

Biography of Caroline Herschel extraordinary German astronomer; She died in 1848, at the age of 97, and for much of her life she was the silent assistant to her brother: William Herschel, the famous astronomer and telescope builder. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation Childhood and family of Caroline …

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