31 Days of Notable Women- Antonia Maury, star astronomer

stars at nightAntonia Caetana de Paiva Pereira Maury was born in Cold Spring, New York on March 21, 1866. Her father, Mytton Maury, was a protestant minister and her mother, Virginia Draper Maury, was Henry Draper’s sister. Maury graduated with honors from Vassar College in 1887 and was a student of Maria Mitchell. Maury was hired by Pickering in 1888, she was responsible for cataloguing and computing stellar spectra for stars in the northern hemisphere.

Source: http://www.womanastronomer.com/amaury.htm


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