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Astrographic measuring at the Paris Observatory, used in and 1895 article on star catalogues by Dorothea Klumpke http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1895BSAFR...9..201K

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

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

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Computer using a photographic plate measuring machine for the international Astrographic Catalogue project, c1905. Source: Museum Victoria.

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Rosalind Franklin with microscope, 1955

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

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A woman generates electricity with a friction machine, as Nollet charges a Leyden jar. From Jean Antoine Nollet’s Essai sur l’électricité des corps (1750)

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Ruth Colvin Starrett McGuire (1893-1950), a plant pathologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Plant Industry.

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Émilie du Châtelet wielding dividers, with armillary sphere, books and diagrams. By Maurice Quentin de La Tour.

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

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