Annie Jump Cannon Google Logo Marks The 151st Birthday Of The Famous Female Astronomer

by Amy Gesenhues
Today’s Google logo is a tribute to astronomer Annie Jump Cannon who was born on this day in 1863 in Dover, Delaware. Cannon rose to fame as a leading astronomer of her time, working with Harvard Observatory director Edward Pickering. Joining the now famous “Pickering’s Women” team of assistants at the observatory in 1896, Cannon classified more than 300,000 stars, 300 vari ...Read the full article