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

Cannon, Annie Jump

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_235

BornDover, Delaware, USA, 11 December 1863

DiedCambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 13 April 1941

Annie Jump Cannon (Fig. 1), the “Dean of Women Astronomers,” American astronomical computer, classified spectra of a quarter of a million stars on a system partially of her own devising.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Technical Institute for the DeafRochester Institute of TechnologyRochesterUSA