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Women using scientific instruments

The Female Philsopher smelling out a comet, 1790 (Caroline Herschel)

Women at Bletchley Park with the Colossus computer

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, c. 1933

Rosalind Franklin with microscope, 1955

Dorothy Hodgkin, by Maggi Hambling, 1985. Model as instrument?

Dorothy Millicent Horstmann, known for work on polio virus.

Palaeontologist Hildegard Howard at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1938. (NHM of LAC Copyright)

Marie Tharp, sitting at her desk at Columbia’s Lamont Geological Observatory, 1956. Copyright: Lamont Archives, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell with the radio telescope antenna at Cambridge

Comet of 1812, seen from the Pont Neuf in Paris (Granger)

Manhattan Project: Calutron operators at their panels, in the Y-12 plant at Oak Ridge, TN during World War II.

Biologist Beatrice Mintz (b. 1921)

Miriam Rothschild with her children

London School of Medicine for Women, 1926

Scientific Conversazione, Illustrated London News, 28 April 1855

A biology student at Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington DC

Marc Antonio Franceschini, The Muse of Astronomy, late 1600s-early 1700s

Mrs Bryan and her daughters, frontispiece to Bryan's A Compendious System of Astronomy (1797)

The computers of Harvard Observatory (pen, ink, magnifying glass...)

Nancy Grace Roman, c. 1963, with a model of the Orbiting Solar Observatory

Maria Mitchell and other astronomers in Colorado

The Pilgrim's Rest in Burma, circa 1900 (Royal Geographical Society)

Museum staff of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, posing with the 28-inch telescope