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Material on Some Specific Women Astronomers of the Past

Resource Guides

Annie Cannon 1863-1941

  • Armstrong, Mabel

    Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars. 2008, Stone Pine Press. This book for teens has a chapter on Cannon.

  • "Annie Jump Cannon 1863-1941" in Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, June 1941, vol. 53, p. 168.

  • Camp, Carole

    American Astronomers: Searchers and Wonderers. 1996, Enslow. One chapter of this book for teen readers is devoted to Canon’s life and work.

  • Emberlin, D.

    Science: Contributions of Women. 1977, Dillon Press. Includes a section on Cannon, pp. 7-27.

  • Greenstein, George

    "The Ladies of Observatory Hill" in American Scholar, Feb. 1993, p. 437. (Reprinted in his book Portraits of Discovery, 1998, John Wiley.)

  • Hearnshaw, John

    The Analysis of Starlight. 1986, Cambridge U. Press. See Chapter 5.

  • Kidwell, P.

    "Three Women of American Astronomy" in American Scientist, May/June 1990, p. 244.

  • Merrill, P.

    "Annie Jump Cannon" in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 102, no. 2, p. 74 (1942).

  • Sobel, Dava

    Sobel, Dava The Glass Universe. 2016, Viking. Includes a considerable amount of material on Cannon and her mentoring of other women.