Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary

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information and the treasures of reward held in store for her by astronomy, then she will not rest until every child in every school thruout the world be taught with the a b c's the rudiments of astronomy. 14

Dorothea Klumpke Roberts died in San Francisco on October 5, 1942. In 1974, as a fitting tribute to this premier scientist, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific redirected the Klumpke-Roberts Lecture Fund to the Klumpke Roberts Award, named in her honor, "for outstanding contributions to education or popularization in astronomy." Carl Sagan was the first recipient; others have included Isaac Asimov and astronomer and newspaper columnist Helen Sawyer Hogg. 15


Notes
1.
Pamela E. Mack, "Straying from Their Orbits: Women in Astronomy," in Women of Science: Righting the Record, eds. G. Kass-Simon and Patricia Farnes ( Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990), pp. 72-75, 88, 93, 111-112; Peggy Aldrich Kidwell , "Women Astronomers in Britain, 1780-1920," Isis 75 ( September 1984): 539. The assistance of Mr. Pat Galloway of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in identifying photo sources and materials on Klumpke Roberts and women in astronomy was invaluable.
2.
Deborah Jean Warner, "Women Astronomers," Natural History 88 ( May 1979): 20; James T. White, ed., "Roberts, Dorothea Klumpke," National Cyclopaedia of American Biography 31 ( 1944): 406.
3.
James T. White, ed., "Klumpke, John Gerard," National Cyclopaedia of American Biography 31 ( 1944): 403; Katherine Bracher, "Dorothea Klumpke Roberts: A Forgotten Astronomer," Mercury 10 ( September-October 1981): 139.
4.
Bracher, "Dorothea Klumpke Roberts," p. 139; Lori Kenschaft, trans., "Les Femmes dans la Science by A. Rebiere," Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter 13 ( September-October 1983): 10.
5.
Bracher, "Dorothea Klumpke Roberts," pp. 139-140.
6.
Kenneth Weitzenhoffer, "The Triumph of Dorothea Klumpke," Sky and Telescope 72 ( August 1986): 109-110; Bracher, "Dorothea Klumpke Roberts," p. 140; White, "Roberts, Dorothea Klumpke," p. 405.
7.
White, "Roberts, Dorothea Klumpke," p. 405; Kenschaft, "Les Femmes," p. 10.
8.
White, "Roberts, Dorothea Klumpke," p. 405; Weitzenhoffer, "Triumph," p. 109; Kenschaft, "Les Femmes," p. 10.
9.
Dorothea Klumpke, "A Night in a Balloon: An Astronomer's Trip from Paris to the Sea in Observation of the Leonids," Century Magazine 60 ( June 1900): 276, 278, 281-282.
10.
Weitzenhoffer, "Triumph," pp. 109-110.
11.
Robert G. Aitken, "Dorothea Klumpke Roberts--An Appreciation," Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 54 ( December 1942): 219-220; Bracher, "Dorothea Klumpke Roberts," p. 140.

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