|Birth||November 6, 1886|
|1908||B.A., Smith College|
|1911||Ph.D., mathematics, Yale University|
|1911-12||Professor of Mathematics, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL|
|1912-17||Instructor in Mathematics, Smith College|
|1917-19||Professor, Lake Erie College, Plainsville, OH|
|1920-21||Assistant Professor, Smith College|
|1922-49||Research Assistant, Yale University Observatory|
|1949-55||Research Associate, Yale University Observatory|
|1952||Annie J. Cannon Prize|
|Death||March 7, 1982|
Dr. Ida Barney spent 23 years producing 22 large volumes explaining the positions, magnitudes, and proper motions of about 150,000 stars. Her elemental and tedious work involved over half a million measurements of stars and remains a permanent contribution to our understanding of celestial bodies and their motion.
Ida Barney was born in 1886 in New Haven, Connecticut, to Samuel Eben Barney and Ida Bushnell Barney. She received a B.A. degree from Smith College in 1908 and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University in 1911. She was an excellent student, having been initiated in the honor societies of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. After completing her studies,
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Publication information: Book title: Notable Women in the Physical Sciences:A Biographical Dictionary. Contributors: Benjamin F. Shearer - Editor, Barbara S. Shearer - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 1.