Miss Leavitt's Stars

The Untold Story Of The Woman Who Discovered How To Measure The Universe

by George Johnson

Hardcover, 162 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $22.95 | purchase

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Miss Leavitt's Stars
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The Untold Story Of The Woman Who Discovered How To Measure The Universe
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George Johnson

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Recounts the story of Radcliffe-educated Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who in the face of ill health and progressing hearing loss discovered a new law that enabled astronomers to use variable stars in order to measure the universe.