Mar 24, 2018

Williamnia Fleming

Williamnia Flemming
Williamnia Fleming was one of the Harvard computers.  She worked as a maid for Charles Pickerning, the head of the  Harvard University.  Pickerning got frustrated with his male computers he exclaimed that his maid could do a better job.  So he hired her.  She worked on coming up with a classification system for stars.  She also discovered the horse head nebula.

Gal's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast:
The episode is on Annie Jump cannon but other Harvard computer women are mentioned.

The Glass Universe:
I just recently heard about this book and am very excited to read it

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