What stars are made of : the life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin / Donovan Moore.

By: Moore, Donovan [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2020Description: pages cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780674237377Subject(s): Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia, 1900-1979 | Astronomers -- United States -- Biography | Women astronomers -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 520.62 | B LOC classification: QB36.G372 | M66 2020
Contents:
Part I. Beginning: Wendover and London (1900-1919) -- Part II. Preparing: Cambridge (1919-1923) -- Part III. Discovery: Harvard (1923-1979)
Summary: "Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was the revolutionary scientific thinker who discovered what stars are made of. But her name is hard to find alongside those of Hubble, Herschel, and other great astronomers. Donovan Moore tells the story of Payne's life of determination against all the obstacles a patriarchal society erected against her"-- Provided by publisher.
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Part I. Beginning: Wendover and London (1900-1919) -- Part II. Preparing: Cambridge (1919-1923) -- Part III. Discovery: Harvard (1923-1979)

"Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was the revolutionary scientific thinker who discovered what stars are made of. But her name is hard to find alongside those of Hubble, Herschel, and other great astronomers. Donovan Moore tells the story of Payne's life of determination against all the obstacles a patriarchal society erected against her"-- Provided by publisher.

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