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Harvard College Observatory

Bessie Judith (Zaban) Jones

Harvard College Observatory

the first four directorships, 1839-1919 [by] Bessie Zaban Jones and Lyle Gifford Boyd. Foreword by Donald H. Menzel.

by Bessie Judith (Zaban) Jones

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Published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

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  • Harvard University. -- Observatory -- History

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsBoyd, Lyle Gifford, 1907-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB82 U62 C4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination495p.
    Number of Pages495
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18189813M

    “Spectrography is a way of studying stars by taking pictures that separate astral light into different wavelengths. The practice was pioneered by Dr. Henry Draper of the Harvard Observatory in the late s, but the long and detailed work of interpreting the images and classifying the stars was done by a group of women. Records of Harvard College Observatory Director William Cranch Bond processed in February-April by Dominic P. Grandinetti. Processing included rehousing materials in the appropriate containers, the establishment of a series hierarchy, photocopying news clippings, and the creation of this finding aid.

    Harvard College Observatory was founded in , a time when astronomy was beginning to be taught as a science subject in its own right, instead of as an extension of philosophy. This was also a time when universities were receiving funds for astronomical research, an endeavor previously pursued by . Nothing like this had ever been done before — it was the world’s first public broadcast series of popular science and its printed record, published the following year as The Universe of Stars: Radio Talks from the Harvard College Observatory (public library), became the world’s first book of radio transcripts.

      Here’s the (inaccurate) version I learned: Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard College Observatory from to , hired a gaggle of . Harvard College Observatory; the first century, a review of the past and a preview of the future by Harvard College Observatory (Book) Le stelle di miss Leavitt: la storia mai raccontata della donna che scoprì come misurare l'universo by George Johnson ().


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Its first directors early recognized the potential of spectroscopy in revealing the constitution of the stars, and of photography in determining the positions and motions of celestial objects. The following is a list of references used in compiling this history.

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Astronomy Newsletters. Newsletters and circulars in astronomy. Collections. A summary of collections unique to the. The Department of Astronomy is located within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, which also contains the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Harvard College Observatory, at 60 Garden Street and Concord Avenue, Cambridge.

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