The Astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin – A Short Biography

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin discovery that hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe was a fundamental breakthrough. She was one of the early astronomers to combine the power of physics and chemistry in order to unlock the mysteries of the stars. Born in Victorian England she graduated from Cambridge University and came to America to study at Harvard College to study astronomy. More

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About Doug West

Doug West is a retired engineer, small business owner, and an experienced non-fiction writer with several books to his credit. His writing interests are general, with expertise in science, history, biographies, numismatics, and “How to” topics. Doug has a B.S. in Physics from the Missouri School of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. in General Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He has also completed additional graduate studies in Astrophysics at Wichita State University. He lives with his wife and little dog “Scrappy” near Kansas City, Missouri.

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