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date: 21 January 2020

Cannon, Annie Jumplocked

(11 December 1863–13 April 1941)
  • Katherine R. Sopka

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Cannon, Annie Jump (11 December 1863–13 April 1941), astronomer, was born in Dover, Delaware, the daughter of Wilson Lee Cannon, a prosperous merchant and shipbuilder, and Mary Elizabeth Jump. As a young child Annie showed interest and talent in science. Aided by her mother, she began observing the skies and recognizing the constellations. Encouraged by her father, she enrolled in 1880 in Wellesley College, which had recently been founded to provide sound academic education for women. As an undergraduate she studied physics and astronomy with ...

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