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Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 19, 2013)
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Henrietta Levitt was once the 1st individual to find the medical value of a star’s brightness—so why has nobody heard of her? study all a couple of girl pioneer of astronomy during this photo e-book biography with audio.Henrietta Swan Leavitt was once born on July four, 1868, and he or she replaced the process astronomy whilst she used to be simply twenty-five years outdated. Henrietta spent years measuring megastar positions and sizes from pictures taken through the telescope on the Harvard collage Observatory, the place she labored. After Henrietta saw that yes stars had a hard and fast development to their adjustments, her discovery made it attainable for astronomers to degree higher and larger distances—leading to our current figuring out of the sizeable measurement of the universe. An astronomer of her time referred to as Henrietta Leavitt “one of crucial girls ever to the touch astronomy,” and one other shut affiliate acknowledged she had the “best brain on the Harvard Observatory.” Henrietta Leaveitt's tale will motivate younger women and aspiring scientists of every kind and contains more information concerning the sunlight method and astronomy. This booklet version additionally contains audio accompaniment.