Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary

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VALERIE L. THOMAS


HENRIETTA SWAN LEAVITT (1868-1921) Astronomer
Birth July 4, 1868
1885-88 Attended Oberlin College
1892 A.B., Radcliffe College (then called the Society for the
Collegiate Instruction for Women)
1892-95 Traveled in the United States and Europe; lost most of her
hearing sometime during this period
1895 Began work as a volunteer research assistant at the
Harvard College Observatory
1902 Appointed to the permanent staff of the Harvard College
Observatory by Edward Pickering
1908 Published discovery of the period-luminosity relation of the Cepheid variable stars

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