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Coatesville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly

(1898-1990)

 
 
Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 16, 2011
1. Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly Marker
Inscription.
Prominent authority on astronomy and author of more than one hundred books and articles. Sitterly was a career physicist with the Bureau of Standards, U.S. Department of Commerce. She received the American Astronomical Society award in 1937 and was the first woman elected to the Royal Astronomical Society of Great Britain, 1949. Born here in Ercildoun, Dr. Sitterly was a lifelong Quaker and attended Fallowfield Friends Meeting nearby.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.723′ N, 75° 50.437′ W. Marker is in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Buck Run Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 640 Buck Run Road, Coatesville PA 19320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ida Ella Ruth Jones (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lynching of Zachariah Walker (approx. 1.8 miles away); Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800s (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Lukens Mill - Late 1800s (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Lukens Mill - Early 1900s
Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 16, 2011
2. Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Terracina (approx. 2.6 miles away); Brandywine Mansion (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Brandywine Mansion (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coatesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Dr. Sitterly - Smithsonian, NASA. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Image of Dr. Sirtterly - at Sciencephoto.com. (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Charlotte Sitterly - Incredible Female Scientist
Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly was a scientist in an era when it was rare for a woman to have the opportunity to devote her life to forefront science. Following her graduation from Swarthmore College in 1920, she accepted a position at Princeton University as an assistant to Henry Norris Russell. In 1925 she started her study of the solar spectrum. She could then not know that she would devote much of her scientific career to gathering basic
Marker is at distant center image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 16, 2011
3. Marker is at distant center
atomic data that are invaluable to the entire scientific community, even to this day.
    — Submitted January 2, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
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Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly image. Click for full size.
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4. Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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