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Aglaonike
2nd century BC-2nd century BC
From: Greece
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: astronomer

Sophia Brahe
1556-1643
From: Denmark
Fields: Agriculture and Horticulture, Astronomy, History
Key Words/Phrases: horticulturalist, astronomer, historian

Margaret Burbidge
1919-
From: United Kingdom, United States
Fields: Astronomy

Jocelyn Bell Burnell
1941-
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Astronomy, Physics

Annie Jump Cannon
1863-1941
From: United States: Delaware, Massachusetts
Fields: Astronomy

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
1651-1695
From: Mexico
Fields: Art, Astronomy, Music, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: writer, poet, nun

Marie Cunitz
1610-1664
From: Germany, Poland
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: astronomer

Wendy Whiting Dolci
From: United States: California, Maine
Fields: Astronomy, Aviation and Space Exploration, Physics

En Heduanna
circa 2354 BC-
From: Iraq
Fields: Astronomy, Literature and Poetry

Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming
1857-1911
From: United Kingdom, United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: catalogued stars according to spectra, discovered the Horsehead nebula

Hypatia of Alexandria
c.370-415
From: Egypt, United States
Fields: Astronomy, Education, Mathematics, Philosophy
Key Words/Phrases: head of Platonist school in Alexandria, Egypt

Henrietta Swan Leavitt
1868-1921
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: made possible measuring extragalactic distances

Maria Mitchell
1818-1889
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Astronomy, Education
Key Words/Phrases: discovered a comet, taught astronomy at Vassar College

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
1900-1979
From: United Kingdom, United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: astronomer

Carolyn Porco
1953-
From: United States: Colorado, New York
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: planetary scientist, Cassini and New Horizons missions

Nancy Roman
From: United States
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: NASA, astronomer

Vera Cooper Rubin
1928-
From: United States: Pennsylvania, Washington DC
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: astronomer

Caterina Scarpellini
1808-1873
From: Italy
Fields: Astronomy, Meteorology

Carolyn Shoemaker
1929-
From: United States: New Mexico
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: astronomer

Charlotte Moore Sitterly
1898-1990
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Astronomy
Key Words/Phrases: astronomer

Sarah Frances Whiting
1846-1927
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Astronomy, Physics

Maria T. Zuber
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Astronomy, Physics



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