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Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941)

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
1. Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
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: 271 The Green, Newark DE 19716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Castle Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Magnolia Circle (within shouting distance of this marker); Winifred J. Robinson (1867-1962)
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
2. Cannon Hall
(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); Hugh Martin Morris (1878-1966) (about 500 feet away); Squire Hall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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