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Annie Cannon
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Annie Cannon, American Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Annie Jump Cannon American astronomer pioneer in her profession. Her work on star cataloging has been central to the current stellar classification. 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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María Teresa Ruiz, Chilean Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. 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. 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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Williamina Fleming, American Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Williamina Stevens Fleming, an American astronomer of Scottish origin. 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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Cecilia Payne, British Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Cecilia Payne, who amazed the scientific community, which believed that the composition of the stars was similar to that of Earth. 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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Caroline Herschel, German Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. 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. Childhood and family of Caroline …

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Silvia Torres astronomer
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Silvia Torres, Mexican Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Silvia Torres Castilleja, the first Mexican woman to obtain a doctorate in astronomy. She is one of the most internationally recognized Mexican scientists for her research on interstellar matter. Childhood of Silvia Torres future astronomer Silvia Torres Castilleja was born in …

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Vera Rubin
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Vera Rubin, American Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Vera Rubin, the American astronomer whose observations were fundamental to sustain the existence of dark matter in the universe. In one of her last interviews, Vera Rubin said: “I observed that the galaxies revolved in a totally unexpected way“. The great …

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Hypatia
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Hypatia of Alexandria, Greek Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of  Hypatia born in Alexandria, capital of the Roman diocese of Egypt. No data is known about her mother. Her father, Theon of Alexandria, philosopher and mathematician was dedicated to research and teaching at the Alexandria Museum, founded by Ptolemy. Hypatia’s father …

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