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Henrietta Swan Leavitt

Astronomer (4-Jul-1868 — 12-Dec-1921)


George Johnson. Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman who Discovered How to Measure the Universe. New York: W.W. Norton. 2005. 162pp.


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  4. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.428)

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.872)

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