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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 Williamina Fleming American astronomer

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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Silvia Torres astronomer
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Biography of Silvia Torres Mexican astronomer

Biography of Silvia Torres Castilleja the first Mexican woman to obtain a doctorate in astronomy. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation 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 american astronomer
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Biography of Vera Rubin American astronomer

Biography of Vera Rubin the American astronomer whose observations were fundamental to sustain the existence of dark matter in the universe. Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation 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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Hipatia of Alexandria
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Biography of Hypatia of Alexandria Greek astronomer

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

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