(339) Dorothea

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Discovered 1892 Sept. 25 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Dorothea Klumpke Roberts (1861–1943) {see also planet  (1040)}. She was the first lady to gain the degree Doctor of Mathematical Sciences at the Sorbonne. She assisted her husband Isaac Roberts (1829–1904), a building contractor who took up astronomy as a hobby when about 50, built two private observatories at Liverpool and Crowborough, and became a pioneer in the photography of clusters and nebulae. (H 38)

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