Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
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Cannon, Annie Jump

  • Harry G. LangEmail author
Reference work entry

BornDover, Delaware, USA, 11 December 1863

DiedCambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 13 April 1941

Annie Jump Cannon (Fig. 1), the “Dean of Women Astronomers,” American astronomical computer, classified spectra of a quarter of a million stars on a system partially of her own devising.
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Selected References

  1. Campbell, Leon (1941). “Annie Jump Cannon.” Popular Astronomy 49: 345–347.ADSGoogle Scholar
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  3. Lang, Harry G. (1994). Silence of the Spheres: The Deaf Experience in the History of Science. Westport, Connecticut: Bergin and Garvey.Google Scholar
  4. Lang, Harry G. and Bonnie Meath-Lang (1995). Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood.Google Scholar
  5. Payne-Gaposchkin, C. (1941). “Miss Cannon and Stellar Spectroscopy.” Telescope 8: 62–63.Google Scholar
  6. Yost, Edna (1943). “Annie Jump Cannon (1863–1941).” In American Women of Science, pp. 27–43. Philadelphia: Frederick A. Stokes.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Technical Institute for the DeafRochester Institute of TechnologyRochesterUSA