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Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin
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"Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin is another female astronomer that is relatively unknown. Take this quiz to learn about her contributions."
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In what country was Cecilia Payne born?
Cecilia Payne was awarded a degree at Cambridge upon the completion of her studies.
What "first" did Cecilia Payne accomplish in 1925 at Harvard Observatory?
Earned a PhD. in Astronomy.
Earned a degree in Physics.
First woman to work there.
Did not accomplish anything there.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to complete a graduate program at the Harvard College Observatory.
Cecilia Payne met her husband, Serge Gaposchkin, in 1934, what was his profession?
Doctor of medicine
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin spent her entire (United States) academic career at Harvard and then Princeton.
In Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin's thesis on "Stellar Atmospheres", what did she develop?
the composition of our sun.
a classification system of stars.
a temperature scale for stars.
magnitude scale for stars.
What position was Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin given at Harvard in 1938?
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin won which of the following awards in 1934?
Henry Norris Russel Prize
Annie Jump Cannon Award
Award of Merit
Does Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin have an asteroid named after her?
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