Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer

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Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., Sep 26, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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This biography illustrates the accomplishments of a woman who developed a system of classifying stars and who-to this day-holds the record for identifying more stars than anyone else in the world. In 1925, Annie Jump Cannon became the first woman to be honored by Oxford University with a doctor of science degree. In addition to noting the achievements of the astronomer and her contributions to science, the book details Cannon's work and system of ranking stars by heat.

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About the author (2011)

 Poet and author Carole Gerber has written fifteen picture books and more than one hundred elementary science and reading texts. She holds a BS in English education and an MA in journalism from Ohio State University. When she is not writing, Gerber enjoys gardening, traveling, and practicing yoga. She lives in Powell, Ohio.

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