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Author Moore, Donovan, author.

Title What stars are made of : the life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin / Donovan Moore ; foreword by Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2020.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Payne-Gaposchkin,C MOO    Available
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Description xix, 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia, 1900-1979.
Astronomers -- United States -- Biography.
Women astronomers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780674237377 hardcover
0674237374 hardcover
Standard No. 40029813476

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