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The women whose assistance and administration supported astronomy are now great subjects in the history of science. But far from serving an auxiliary role, these computers standardized the skies, and laid the foundation for modern astrophysics. While we know big names who pioneered new theories through their calculations, many of these women remain anonymous, their work part of a collective effort towards astronomy. This exhibit samples brief moments of that effort. Once referred to shallowly as “Pickering’s harem,” they now appear all at once as brilliant observers, administrators, and scientists.

 

Read more about their work at : http://altbibl.io/gazette/computersatwork/