When:
Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 7:00p -
9:00p

Where:
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
60 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Classes, Date Idea, History, Innovation, Kid Friendly, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Tech, University, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fgB16aM1TzaNTeYewhXHxQ

Join the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian for a virtual Public Observatory Night with guest lecturer Donavan Moore, author of "What Stars Are Made Of: The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin."

It was not easy being a woman of ambition in early twentieth-century England, much less one who wished to be a scientist. Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin overcame prodigious obstacles to become a woman of many firsts: the first to receive a PhD in astronomy from Radcliffe College, the first promoted to full professor at Harvard, the first to head a department there. And, in what has been called “the most brilliant PhD thesis ever written in astronomy,” she was the first to describe what stars are made of.

In What Stars Are Made Of, Donovan Moore brings this remarkable woman to life through extensive archival research, family interviews, and photographs. Moore retraces Payne-Gaposchkin’s steps with visits to cramped observatories and nighttime bicycle rides through the streets of Cambridge, England. The result is a story of devotion and tenacity that speaks powerfully to our own time.

Please register for this free, live-stream Zoom event. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at obsvnight@cfa.harvard.edu.

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