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VALERIE L. THOMAS
|Birth||July 4, 1868|
|1885-88||Attended Oberlin College|
A.B., Radcliffe College (then called the Society for the|
Collegiate Instruction for Women)
Traveled in the United States and Europe; lost most of her|
hearing sometime during this period
Began work as a volunteer research assistant at the|
Harvard College Observatory
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|