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Other women who worked at the Harvard observatory included Ida Woods, who in 1920 received the first AAVSO nova medal and by 1927 had seven bars on it for her discoveries of novae on photographs of the Milky Way; Evelyn Leland, a competent observer; Margaret Harwood, a 1916 graduate of the University of California who later became the director of the Maria Mitchell Observatory, the first such honour bestowed on a woman by an independent observatory and Johanna Mackie, recepient of a gold medal from the American Association of Variable Star Observers for her discovery of nova. Florence Cushman, Grace Brooks, Mary Van, Mollie O'Reilly, Mabel Gill, Alta Carpenter, Dorothy Black and Arville Walker were also all Harvard Computers.


For more information on women pioneers in astronomy:

http://www.astrosociety.org/education/resources/womenast_bib.html Astronomical Society of the Pacific resource

Women in Astronomy: A Comprehensive Bibliography Science Reference Services, The Library of Congress


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