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Rakow Reads: The Glass Universe

Seminar Room - Rakow Library
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April 10, 2019 6:00pm to 7:30pm
The Glass Universe book cover

Join us for a discussion of The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars with author Dava Sobel. Sobel tells the little-known true story of the women who worked at the Harvard Observatory and the impact of their contributions on the field of astronomy. The book features the stories of female philanthropists, computers, astronomers, and astrophysicists, including well-known names like Williamina Fleming, Antonia Maury, Annie Jump Cannon, Henrietta Leavitt, and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to rakow@cmog.org or +1 (607) 438-5300.

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Following the discussion, there will be a book signing with Sobel.