Mary Helen Wright Greuter, US astronomer

Mary Helen Wright Greuter, US astronomer

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Caption: Mary Helen Wright Greuter (1914-1997), US astronomer. The daughter of the geophysicist Frederick Eugene Wright, she was known professionally by her family name of Wright. She married twice, the second time to Rene Greuter (1967). She published extensively on the history of science, ranging from astronomy to anthropology, archaeology, mathematics and physics. Her works include: 'Explorer of the Universe: A Biography of George Ellery Hale' (1966) and 'Sweeper in the Sky: The Life of Maria Mitchell' (1949). This photograph dates from around 1949.

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