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Paris Pishmish
Astronomers

Paris Pishmish, Mexican Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Paris Pishmish is considered the mother of Mexican astronomy, for her long and generous contribution to the training of young astronomers in Mexico. Dr. Paris Pishmish was the first astronomer, male or female, with professional training that Mexico had. It is still curious …

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Assumptio Catalá
Astronomers

Assumptió Català, Spanish Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Assumpció Català, Spanish professor, mathematician, and astronomer, who dedicated 40 years to teaching, from 1952 to 1991. As exciting as teaching was for her, Assumpció Català did not limit herself to transmitting her knowledge in high school and university classrooms. In …

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Antonia Ferrin
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Antonia Ferrín, Spanish Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Antonia Ferrín Moreiras, a young Galician woman who became the first Spanish astronomer. In 1963, Antonia Ferrín became the first Spanish woman to defend a thesis on astronomy. Childhood and family of Antonia Ferrín Antonia Ferrín Moreiras was born in Orense …

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Maria Mitchell
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Maria Mitchell, American Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of María Mitchell, the first professor of astronomy in the United States. She achieved it when she was 47 years old, in 1865, not for lack of merit, but because her struggle to achieve her equal rights with men was long and …

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Jocelyn Be
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Jocelyn Bell, British Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Jocelyn Bell occupies a preferential place among the great astronomers of the 20th century, for her discovery of the stars called pulsars, neutron stars that emit strong radiation. Jocelyn Bell’s childhood and studies Jocelyn Bell was born on July 15, 1943 in Belfast, …

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Margaret Burbidge
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Margaret Burbidge, British Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. 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. 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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Beatrice Tinsley, British Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. 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. Much of the research done by Beatrice Tinsley was the beginning of these …

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Miriani Pastoriza
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Miriani Pastoriza, Argentine Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. 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. This brilliant astronomer made history in Argentine astronomy. She is a professor of …

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Henrietta Leavitt
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Henrietta Leavitt, American Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. 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. Her discovery is the cornerstone that revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe, …

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