Annie Cannon, US astronomer

Annie Cannon, US astronomer

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Credit: EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941), US astronomer. Cannon entered the Radcliffe College in 1895 to study astronomy, and in 1896 she was appointed to the staff of the Harvard College Observatory. She worked there for the rest of her career, serving from 1911 to 1932 as curator of astronomical photographs. She was responsible for the compilation of the Henry Draper Catalogue containing a quarter of a million stellar spectra. She developed a new spectral classification, grouping stellar spectra in nine classes O, B, A, F, G, K, M, R and N. Photographed at Harvard College Observatory, USA.Restrictions:

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