How human “computers” Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Swan Leavitt revolutionized astronomy

In the early 20th century, a team of “human computers” – women tasked with the grueling work of manually processing astronomical data – went far beyond their job descriptions, not to mention the social norms of the time, to revolutionize the ‘astronomy. The technological developments of the late 1800s were both a blessing and a … Read more