Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Shapley, Martha

  • Thomas Hockey
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_1267

Alternate Name

 Betz, Martha

BornKansas City, Missouri, USA, 3 August 1890

DiedTucson, Arizona, USA, 24 January 1981

Besides doing calculations for her husband  Harlow Shapley, American Martha Betz Shapley was an authority on eclipsing binary stars in her own right.

Selected Reference

  1. Kopal, Zdenĕk (1981). “In Memoriam: Martha Betz Shapley (1890―1981).” Astrophysics and Space Science. 79: 261.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA