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Women in Astronomy—Henrietta Leavitt

Strait Planetium - Commonwealth of 76 Stadium Dr, Mansfiel, PA

Hamilton-Gibson is presenting the play “Silent Sky” in May.  This play is about Henrietta Leavitt and her research at Harvard Observatory in the early 1900’s.  Discoveries by Leavitt included how the brightness variability of some stars could be used to measure their relative distance to earth.  This was key to future work on mapping the…

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