Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena (1900-1979) was a British-born astronomer who became an authority on variable stars (stars that change in brightness) and the structure of the Milky Way Galaxy. She was one of the first women to advance to the rank of professor at Harvard University and the first woman to head a department there.


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