Ida E. Woods was born on this day in 1870 in Natick, MA. She began working as a computer at the Harvard College Observatory in 1893. The right image is a newspaper announcement from the Boston Globe that mentioned Woods in 1912.
Early 20th-Century Women Computers at the Smithsonian - Florence A. Graves, Gladys Thurlby Bond, and Nancy Prichard, three 20thC women computers who advanced solar research @SmithsonianArch https://siarchives.si.edu/blog/early-20th-century-women-computers-smithsonian
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was an astronomer who worked at the Harvard College Observatory and discovered the chemical composition of stars. You can explore her notebooks on our @the_zooniverse Star Notes project: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/projectphaedra/star-notes
#astronomer #WomenInSTEM #projectphaedra
Hey folks! @KRoyStudio and I will be chatting about our Fall 2022 title, THE FIRE OF STARS (@ChronicleKids) next Tuesday for #ProjectPhaedra, an initiative to catalog, digitize, transcribe logbooks and notebooks from Harvard Computers (women) and early astronomers. Open to all! https://twitter.com/ProjectPHaEDRA/status/1435337587732910082