Annie Jump Cannon Biography

Annie Jump Cannon was an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. With Edward C. Pickering, she is credited with the creation of the Harvard Classification Scheme, which was the first serious attempt to organize and classify stars based on their temperatures. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Annie Jump Cannon
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Astronomer, Human computer
Date of Birth:
December 11, 1863
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
April 13, 1941
Age at Death:
77
Annie Jump Cannon Timeline
  • 1922-05-09
    The International Astronomical Union formally adopt Annie Jump Cannon's stellar classification system, which with only minor changes, is still used today
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