Annie Jump Cannon

Annie Jump Cannon (HM1S0K)

Location: Dover, DE 19901 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 9.634', W 75° 31.524'

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Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941), a prominent astronomer who pioneered stellar classification, observed her first stars from the roof of this house. Cannon, who was legally deaf, graduated valedictorian from Wilmington Conference Academy, now Wesley College, in 1880. She continued her studies at Wellesley College and Radcliffe Women's College at Harvard. While working at the Harvard Observatory, Cannon developed the Star Spectra system, classifying over 300,000 stars based on color and temperature. She was the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Oxford University and her long career paved the way for women in science.
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HM NumberHM1S0K
Marker NumberKC-119
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 454607 N 4334726
Decimal Degrees39.16056667, -75.52540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.634', W 75° 31.524'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 38.04" N, 75° 31' 31.44" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34-42 S State St, Dover DE 19901, US
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