Nov 23, 2016

New Work! Anne Jump Cannon

Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941)

An astronomer for over 40 years, Anne Jump Cannon developed a classification of stars that we still use today.  With this system, she is credited with cataloging nearly 400,000 stars from photographs taken with a telescope. While at work, she averaged cataloging three stars a minute. She became deaf after contracting scarlet fever in her thirties. Stop by and see her at the Stutz Holiday Open House December 2nd!

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