Annie Jump Cannpn | 2016 | 30 x 20 Inches | Oil on Canvas | $300

An astronomer for over 40 years, Anne Jump Cannon developed a classification of stars that we still use today. With this system, she is credited with cataloging nearly 400,000 stars from photographs taken with a telescope. While at work, she averaged cataloging three stars a minute. She became deaf after contracting scarlet fever in her thirties.

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