Charlotte Sitterly, US astronomer

Charlotte Sitterly, US astronomer

H419/0543 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 35.1MB

Downloadable file size: 895.5KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


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

Restrictions: Editorial use only

Caption: Charlotte Sitterly, US astronomer. Charlotte Emma Moore Sitterly (1898-1990) spent most of her life analysing data from the solar spectrum (the Sun's light split into its constituent colours) and published books that became essential texts in the field. Her tables of atomic spectra and energy levels, published by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), have remained essential references in spectroscopy for decades. Whilst working at the Princeton University Observatory and the Mt. Wilson Observatory she analysed the spectral lines of the Sun and was able to identify the chemical elements within it. When the space age arrived, she became involved in studying the solar spectrum in the ultraviolet range, which is invisible from below the atmosphere. She was elected as an associate of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1949.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1, 20th century, adult, american, astronomer, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysicist, astrophysics, black and white, black-and-white, caucasian, charlotte, charlotte sitterly, cosmological, cosmologist, cosmology, energy levels, female, head and shoulders, head shot, head-shot, historical, history, human, mass, middle-aged, monochrome, national bureau of standards, nbs, one, people, person, physicist, physics, portrait, portraits, researcher, royal astronomical society, scientist, single, sitterly, solar, spectra, spectral lines, spectroscopist, spectroscopy, spectrum, stellar, sun, sunspots, surname s, table of atomic spectra, tables of atomic spectra, twentieth century, ultraviolet, united states, us, white, woman

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.