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 Annie Jump Cannon

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Annie Jump Cannon

  • Birth 11 Dec 1863 Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
  • Death 13 Apr 1941 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
  • Memorial ID 6652470

Scientist. An Astronomer at the Harvard Observatory, she discovered over 300 stars and 5 novae. She was the first woman to be awarded an honorary doctorate from Oxford University (1925), and received the Henry Draper Medal of the National Academy of Sciences (1931). She established the Annie J. Cannon Prize of the American Astronomical Society in 1933.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 1 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6652470
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Annie Jump Cannon (11 Dec 1863–13 Apr 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6652470, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .