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Williamina Paton Fleming (1857–1911)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter tells of the vicissitudes of Williamina Fleming, who went from single mother and domestic assistant, to direct the first female staff of astronomers at the Harvard Observatory.


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