Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: An Autobiography and Other Recollections (Paperback)

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: An Autobiography and Other Recollections By Katherine Haramundanis (Editor), Jesse Greenstein (Introduction by), Virginia Trimble (Introduction by) Cover Image

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: An Autobiography and Other Recollections (Paperback)

By Katherine Haramundanis (Editor), Jesse Greenstein (Introduction by), Virginia Trimble (Introduction by)

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin is acclaimed as the greatest woman astronomer of all time. In this book, her own story of her professional life, work, and scientific achievements is augmented by the personal recollections of her daughter, Katherine Haramundanis. Other highlights include a scientific appreciation by Jesse Greenstein, a historical essay by Peggy Kidwell and, new to this edition, an introduction by Virginia Trimble. Payne-Gaposchkin's overwhelming love for astronomy was her personal guiding light, and her attitude and approach have lessons for all. She received many prestigious awards for her outstanding contributions to science. In 1956, she became the first woman Professor at Harvard University, as well as being the first woman departmental chair. This book will interest both astronomers and those studying the advancement of the position and status of women in society.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521483902
ISBN-10: 0521483905
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: March 21st, 1996
Pages: 300
Language: English