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Dover in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Annie Jump Cannon

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, April 29, 2016
1. Annie Jump Cannon Marker
Inscription. Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941), a prominent astronomer who pioneered stellar classification, observed her first stars from the roof of this house. Cannon, who was legally deaf, graduated valedictorian from Wilmington Conference Academy, now Wesley College, in 1880. She continued her studies at Wellesley College and Radcliffe Women's College at Harvard. While working at the Harvard Observatory, Cannon developed the Star Spectra system, classifying over 300,000 stars based on color and temperature. She was the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Oxford University and her long career paved the way for women in science.
 
Erected 2016 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-119.)
 
Location. 39° 9.634′ N, 75° 31.524′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on S. State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 South State Street, Dover DE 19901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richardson and Robbins Complex (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodburn (about 700 feet away); Woodburn: The Governor's House (about 800 feet away); World War II Memorial
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By Bill Pfingsten, April 29, 2016
2. Annie Jump Cannon House
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hall House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wesley College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bishop Richard Allen (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Annie Jump Cannon - Biography. (Submitted on May 2, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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