Women’s Role in Astronomical Discovery

These women represent only a small portion of those who contributed to expanding women’s role in astronomical discovery. When given opportunities, they’ve added significantly to our understanding of the cosmos that surrounds us.   Maria Mitchell (1818 – 1889) Maria (Ma-RYE-uh) was fortunate that she grew up in an educated

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A Tour of the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope

Standing 100’ high on the south-east ridge of Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) is the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope.  Construction started in 1959, and once completed in 1962, it was the largest solar telescope in the world, a title it held until January 2020 when the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope

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