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1 min read 23 Feb 2021

Astrophiz 120 - Dr Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Astrophiz 120 - Dr Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Introduction

For this episode, we are featuring the life and remarkable achievements of Dr Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, who lived for 80 years from the start of the 20th century and gave the world a legacy of astronomical breakthroughs that forever changed the way that we understand stars and what they are made of.
We remember her as producing "the most brilliant PhD thesis ever written in Astronomy and the most eminent woman astronomer of all time.” During a time when science was largely a men’s club, she had figured out the chemical makeup of the stars, and her work is also credited with paving the way for us to develop our understanding of stellar evolution.

Vale Dr Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin 1900-1979.

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