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Title:
Making Visible the First Women in Astronomy in Australia: The Measurers and Computers Employed for the Astrographic Catalogue [ Erratum: 2014PASA...31...28S ]
Authors:
Stevenson, T.
Affiliation:
AA(Museum Studies Department, Faculty of Arts, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; Sydney Observatory, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, 1003 Upper Fort Street Millers Point, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia)
Publication:
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Volume 31, id.e018 10 pp. (PASA Homepage)
Publication Date:
00/2014
Origin:
CUP
Astronomy Keywords:
astrometry, catalogues, history and philosophy of astronomy, sociology of astronomy
Abstract Copyright:
2014: Astronomical Society of Australia
DOI:
10.1017/pasa.2014.12
Bibliographic Code:
2014PASA...31...18S

Abstract

In Australia a significant number of women were employed to measure and compute the position of stars for the Astrographic Catalogue at Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth Observatories. New archival research has provided evidence that the first women employed in astronomy in Australia were engaged due to this project.

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