Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary

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Notes
1.
Dorrit Hoffleit, personal communication with Christine Larsen, October 30, 1994.
2.
Dorrit Hoffleit, interview with Christine Larsen, October 7, 1994. Much of this essay is based on this interview.
3.
Dorrit Hoffleit, personal communication, October 30, 1994.
4.
Dorrit Hoffleit, interview, October 7, 1994.
5.
Dorrit Hoffleit, "Some Glimpses from My Career," Mercury 21 ( January/ February 1992): 16.
6.
Dorrit Hoffleit, "A Study of Meteor Light Curves," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 19 ( 1933): 212-221.
7.
Dorrit Hoffleit, "Harvard Career Profiles," Graduate School of Arts and Sciences ( 1987): 20.
8.
Part of this was published as Dorrit Hoffleit, "Spectroscopic Absolute Magnitudes of Three Hundred and Seventy Southern Stars," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 23 ( 1937): 111-114.
9.
For example, see Dorrit Hoffleit, Bibliography on Meteoric Dust with Brief Abstracts ( Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard College Observatory, 1952); Dorrit Hoffleit, "Variable Stars in a Field of Sagittarius," Astronomical journal 62 ( 1957): 120-126; Dorrit Hoffleit, Women in the History of Variable Star Astronomy ( Cambridge, Mass.: AAVSO, 1993); Dorrit Hoffleit, "Van Houten's Nova Velorum 1940," Astronomical Journal 55 ( 1950): 149-150; Karl G. Henize, Dorrit Hoffleit, and Virginia McKibben Nail , "Magellanic Clouds. XI. Survey of the Novae," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 40 ( 1954): 365-372; Dorrit Hoffleit, "The Spectra and Absolute Magnitudes of 500 A3-G2 Stars," Annals of the Harvard College Observatory 119, no. 1 ( 1950); Dorrit Hoffleit, Some Firsts in Astronomical Photography ( Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard College Observatory, 1950); and Dorrit Hoffleit , "The Discovery and Exploitation of Spectroscopic Parallaxes," Popular Astronomy 58 ( 1950): 428-438.
10.
Dorrit Hoffleit, interview, October 7, 1994.
11.
Dorrit Hoffleit, "Harvard Career Profiles," p. 20.
12.
Harlan J. Smith and Dorrit Hoffleit, "Light Variations in the Superluminous Radio Galaxy 3C2273," Nature 198 ( 1963): 650-651; see Transactions of the Yale University Observatory28-30 ( 1967- 1970); Dorrit Hoffleit and Carlos Jaschek, The Bright Star Catalogue, 4th rev. ed. ( New Haven: Yale University Observatory, 1982); Dorrit Hoffleit et al., A Supplement to the Bright Star Catalogue ( New Haven: Yale University Observatory, 1983).
13.
Dorrit Hoffleit, Maria Mitchell's Famous Students; and, Comets over Nantucket ( Cambridge, Mass.: AAVSO, 1983); Women in the History of Variable Star Astronomy ( Cambridge, Mass.: AAVSO, 1993); The Education of American Women Astronomers before 1960 ( Cambridge, Mass.: AAVSO, 1994).
14.
Dorrit Hoffleit, Astronomy at Yale, 1701-1968 ( New Haven: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1992).
15.
Martha Hazen, "Minutes of the 82nd Meeting of the AAVSO," Journal of the AAVSO 22 ( 1993): 89.
16.
Dorrit Hoffleit, "Some Glimpses from My Career," p. 18.

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