Women in Astronomy Through the Ages

There have been female astronomers in earlier times, but they were mostly invisible and their achievements not recognised. Here we celebrate the female pioneers of astronomy.


Some of the women who worked at Harvard College Observatory. From left to right: Ida Woods, Evelyn Leland, Florence Cushman, Grace Brooks, Mary Van, Henrietta Leavitt, Mollie O'Reilly, Mabel Gill, Alta Carpenter, Annie Jump Cannon, Dorothy Black, Arville Walker, Frank Hinkely, and Professor Edward King.

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