#GoodRead | 'The Glass Universe': How Women 'Computers' Measured the Stars

"'The Glass Universe': How Women 'Computers' Measured the Stars":

In the mid-19th century, women worked at the Harvard College Observatory as "human computers," studying photographic plates of stars and unveiling some of the most fundamental discoveries of our universe. 

Astronomers at the observatory captured the images on these glass plates nightly. Women, with the job title "computers" in a pre-digital age, would then interpret the observations of their male counterparts and make vital calculations of the stars.

Read Samantha Mathewson's full article at Space.com here…