mother. Since then I have enjoyed keeping active with part-time positions. I provided support to various NASA programs, particularly the Hubble Space Telescope and the Earth Observation System. I have also worked since 1981 at the NASA Space Science Data Center in the Astronomical Data Center. There, I edit and document astronomical catalogues for electronic archiving. These can be retrieved easily by astronomers throughout the world. In this, I work closely with my counterparts in France with whom we exchange both catalogues and techniques. In 1993 I spent a week observing for the first time in almost 20 years. I enjoyed it as much as ever.
Throughout history there have been a comparatively large number of women in astronomy. Several made major contributions to the field, but, until my generation, they were usually restricted to low-level positions in which they did a great deal of "drudge" work such as is now assigned to electronic computers. Being a pioneer sometimes presented challenges, but it was exciting.
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-----. "High Velocity Stars," in Stars and Stellar Systems, Vol. 5: "Galactic Structure," p. 345. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965.
-----. "High Velocity Stars as Population I Objects." Astrophysical Journal 62 ( 1957):146.
-----. "The Spectra of the Bright Stars of Types F5-K5." Astrophysical Journal 116 ( 1952): 122.
-----. "A Study of the Concentration of Early-Type Stars in Cygnus." Astrophysical Journal 114 ( 1951): 492.
-----. "The Ursa Major Group." Astrophysical Journal 110 ( 1949): 205.
Roman Nancy G., and W. W. Morgan. "The Moving Cluster in Perseus." Astrophysical journal 111 ( 1950): 425.
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