Cecilia payne gaposchkin an autobiography and other recollections

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: An Autobiography and Other Recollections by Katherine Haramundanis

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin became acclaimed in her lifetime as the greatest woman astronomer of all time. Her own story of her professional life, work and scientific achievements is augmented by the personal recollections of her daughter, Katherine Haramundanis, as well as a scientific appreciation by Jesse Greenstein, a historical essay by Peggy Kidwell, and in this new edition, an introduction by Virginia Trimble. Payne-Gaposchkins 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 and in 1956 became the first woman to be advanced to the rank of Professor at Harvard University, as well as being the first woman head of department. This book will interest both astronomers and those studying the advancement of the position and status of women in society.
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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchki

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: An Autobiography and Other Recollections

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin. 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.

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Reproduced with permission of the publisher. The converse, however, is sometimes even more important: to show others how we see ourselves. Then I would have understood and sympathized with her frequent displays of tantrums and ill-concealed jealousies. While well-nigh worshiping her superior intellect and evident accomplishments, I always felt in awe of her and somewhat terrified in her presence. It was clear why she should be jealous of the men at Harvard College Observatory, whose abilities significant as they were were almost to a man inferior to hers, while they enjoyed higher titles, more pay, and greater benefits than were accorded her.

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