Fun Fact: Astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt

Fun facts about astronomy

In a time where women had little roles in higher education, a woman named Henrietta Swan Leavitt worked for Harvard as an astronomer. She discovered a method that could accurately measure the distance of faraway galaxies from the Earth. She also suffered from deafness, and her work wasn’t appreciated until after she had passed away.

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