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P is for Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Astronomer #AtoZ Challenge

When I first read about this woman, I could hardly believe it! She was born Cecilia Helena Payne in Wendover, England on May 10th, 1900. In 1919 she won a scholarship to Newnham College, Cambridge University, to read botany, physics, and chemistry, where she attended a lecture by Arthur Eddington on an expedition he had …

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