Look Up Henrietta Leavitt Pioneering Woman Astronomer

Look Up Henrietta Leavitt Pioneering Woman Astronomer

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henrietta swan leavitt l v t july 4 1868 december 12 1921 was an american astronomera graduate of radcliffe college she worked at the harvard college observatory as a computer tasked with examining photographic plates in order to measure and catalog the brightness of stars this work led her to discover the relation between the luminosity and the period of cepheid