great read from Dava Sobel.This one is
about the fascinating group of women who worked in the Harvard Astronomy Lab
during the period from before the turn of the century to the 1950’s.These women evaluated all of the glass slides
created during the night by the telescopes that the lab operated in the US,
Peru, and Africa.There were at the
forefront of science but took a backseat to the men despite strong support from
the director’s of the lab.