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Pickering's Computers: Hinges of Astronomical History

Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater MN

Jan 27 2022
Pickering's Computers: Hinges of Astronomical History

Let’s enliven a cold, dark evening with science and history!

Local astronomer Jerry Jones will present an interesting bit of history involving women who played important roles in the science of astronomy in the late 19th century.  Jerry will discuss the nature of astronomy, and how we got some of the most important astronomical discoveries.  He will set the stage by discussing the state of astronomy in the 1850s, the state of women in the 1850s, the Harvard College Observatory and its director, Edward Pickering, and then dive into the details of the

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