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The Glass Universe

How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

by Dava Sobel

Hardcover, 320 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $30 |

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The Glass Universe
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How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
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Dava Sobel

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Shares the lesser-known story of the scientific contributions of a group of women working at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-20th century, tracing their collection of star observations captured nightly on glass photographic plates that enabled extraordinary discoveries.