Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941)
Some say the stars shine just a bit brighter over Cannon Hall, a residence hall built in 1952 and named for noted astronomer Annie Jump Cannon.
As curator of the Harvard College Observatory, Dr. Cannon classified 350,000 stars and discovered 300 stars, five novae and one binary star.
A native of Dover, Delaware, she was awarded an honorary degree from the Women's College, now the University of Delaware, in 1918. In 1999, the University created a named professorship, the Annie Jump Cannon Professor of Physics and Astronomy.
Erected by University of Delaware.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Education • Science & Medicine • Women. In addition, it is included in the University of Delaware series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
Location. 39° 40.62′ N, 75° 45.102′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on The Green north of East Park Place, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 269 The Green, Newark DE 19716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least New Castle Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Magnolia Circle (within shouting distance of this marker); Winifred J. Robinson (1867-1962) (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Delaware (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kent Hall (about 300 feet away); Sussex Hall (about 400 feet away); The Roselle Grove (about 500 feet away); Hugh Martin Morris (1878-1966) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on July 30, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.