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Henrietta Levitt was the first person to discover the scientific importance of a star’s brightness—so why has no one heard of her? Learn all about a female pioneer of astronomy in this picture book biography.

Henrietta Swan Leavitt was born on July 4, 1868, and she changed the course of astronomy when she was just twenty-five years old. Henrietta spent years measuring star positions and sizes from photographs taken by the telescope at the Harvard College Observatory, where she worked. After Henrietta observed that certain stars had a fixed pattern to their changes, her discovery made it possible for astronomers to measure greater and greater distances—leading to our present understanding of the vast size of the universe.

An astronomer of her time called Henrietta Leavitt “one of the most important women ever to touch astronomy,” and another close associate said she had the “best mind at the Harvard Observatory.” Henrietta Leaveitt’s story will inspire young women and aspiring scientists of all kinds and includes additional information about the solar system and astronomy.

Product Details :

Author Robert Burleigh
Binding Hardcover
Brand imusti
Creator Raúl Colón
EAN 9781416958192
Format Import
ISBN 1416958193
Label Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Manufacturer Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ManufacturerMaximumAge 96
ManufacturerMinimumAge 48
MPN colour illustrations
NumberOfItems 1
NumberOfPages 32
PackageQuantity 1
PartNumber colour illustrations
ProductGroup Book
ProductTypeName ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate 2013-02-19
Publisher Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Studio Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Title Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer