Awesome Digital Portraits by Aly Fell - Cruzine
Aly Fell is a Manchester, UK based illustrator and concept artist having over 20 years experience in the animation and games industry. Most of her personal
Maria Mitchell, ca. 1899 (Source) Marie Mitchell was the first American woman astronomer. On the night of October 1, 1847, Mitchell stood on a Nantucket rooftop with her telescope and discovered a telescopic comet, which is invisible to the naked eye. This discovery gave her worldwide fame since she was only the second woman to see a comet (the first being German-British astronomer Caroline Herschel). In 1865, she become the first astronomy professor, male or female, at Vassar College. In…
Annie Jump Cannon (awesome name, right?) was an American astronomer who was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. She is credited with the first serious attempt to organize and classify stars based on their temperatures. This is the right way to admire hot stars!
Annie Jump Cannon - Wikipedia
Annie Jump Cannon (via Wikipedia) - astronomer who was one of two that created the Harvard Classification Scheme for stars, based on their temperatures. There is an award named after her that is given to a female astronomer every year.
Maria Mitchell - Wikipedia
Maria Mitchell (August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889) was an American astronomer, who in 1847, by using a telescope, discovered a comet which as a result became known as the "Miss Mitchell's Comet". She won a gold medal prize for her discovery which was presented to her by King Frederick VII of Denmark. The medal said “Not in vain do we watch the setting and rising of the stars”. Mitchell was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer.
Antonia Maury - Wikipedia
Antonia Maury (via Wikipedia) - Astronomer who studied under Maria Mitchell at Vassar College and later worked as one of the "Harvard Computers" analyzing astronomical data. She published a catalogue of stellar spectra in 1897 that was later used to help identify giant and dwarf stars. She did a spectroscopic analysis of Beta Lyrae, a binary star, in 1933 and was awarded the Annie Jump Cannon Award in 1943.
via National Women's History Museum: Today in women’s history, Ada Howard was born in 1829. She was the first president of Wellesley College, a women’s liberal arts college in Massachusetts and one of the original Seven Sisters Colleges. These colleges were a group of independent female colleges founded to parallel the formerly all-male Ivy League colleges.