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Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
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"Annie Jump Cannon was born on December 11, 1863 and died on April 13, 1941. She was a very famous astronomer who is unfortunately, not well known. Hopefully, this quiz will help to change that."
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Where did she first study physics and astronomy?
Does she have a crater named after her on the Moon?
Besides astronomy, she also developed skills in
What famous mnemonic phrase in Astronomy refers to a scheme she helped to develop?
Oh, be a fine girl , kiss me!
Facts are stubborn things, but statictics are more pliable
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.
Annie Jump Cannon also published catalogs of
never published any catalogs
Why is she known as one of Edward Pickering's women?
He hired her, and a lot of other women, including Henrietta Leavett to carry out astronomical calculations.
She was his housekeeper.
She was his third wife.
She wasn't known as one of his women.
Annie Jump Cannon was the first woman to be awarded the National Academy of Science's Draper Gold Medal.
Annie Jump Cannon became curator of the Harvard College Observatory in 1938.
The Annie Jump Cannon Award is awarded each year for outstanding research by a woman in astronomy.
She did which of the following?
Helped to catalog the known satellites of the outer solar system
Worked on revising William Hershel's galaxy observations
Assigned the spectral type of over 300,000 stars
Developed the spectrascope
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