Mar 4, 2018

Annie Jump Cannon

Annie Jump Cannon
Annie Jump Cannon was part of a group of women computers at employed at Harvard University.  She created a classification system for stars that we still use today. She was very fast at cataloging these stars, said to have been able to do three stars per minute.  She ended up with a total of over 350,000 stars in her career and still holds the record.  After contracting scarlet fever, she became mostly deaf.  This left it harder for her to socialize but easier to concentrate on her work.  She has a crater on the moon named after her.

Annie was featured on Gal's guide to the Galaxy https://galsguide.org/2017/09/22/annie-jump-cannon-your-gal-friday/

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