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Title
Henrietta Swan Leavitt notebooks
Name/Creator
Leavitt, Henrietta Swan, 1868-1921, creator
Harvard College Observatory
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[XV. Measurements of position : Magellanic Clouds Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FCOR.HCO:2739998 
Digital Object
[XVI. The large Magellanic Cloud Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FCOR.HCO:2742350 
Digital Object
[XVII. The large Magellanic Cloud : measures of comparison stars Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FCOR.HCO:2742347 
Digital Object
[XIX. Measures of comparison stars : small Magellanic Cloud. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FCOR.HCO:2733381 
Location
Networked Resource
Language
English
Form/Genre
text

print
Subject
Astronomy -- Observations ;  Magellanic Clouds

Category
Women in astronomy

Variable stars

Stars

Peru

Observatories

Magellanic clouds

Leavitt, Henrietta Swan, 1868-1921

Astronomical instruments and methodology

Harvard College Observatory Expedition: Boyden Station, Arequipa, Peru, 1889-1927

Manuscripts and records

Field notes and notebooks

Note
In the early 1900s the 'computers' at the Harvard University Observatory were women, paid 25 cents an hour to pore over photographic plates taken with the University's telescope and to catalogue changes in the sizes and locations of stars.

Henrietta Swan Leavitt notebooks. Harvard College Observatory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.