Women Computers Resources:
- Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College. Cambridge, MA: Harvard College Observatory, 1856-1954. (Available in the Wollbach Library and digitized on archive.org).
- Bailey, Solon. The History and Work of Harvard Observatory 1839-1927. New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1931.
- Hirshfeld, Alan. Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe. New York: Bellevue Literary Press, 2014.
- Hoffleit, Dorrit. Women in the History of Variable Star Astronomy. Cambridge, MA: AAVSO, 1993.
- Jones, Bessie Zaban and Lyle Gifford Boyd. The Harvard College Observatory: The First Four Directorships, 1839-1919. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1971.
- Johnson, George. Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe. New York: W.W.Norton & Co., 2005.
- Kuiper, Kathleen, ed. The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time. New York: Britannica Educational Publishing, 2010.
- Sobel, Dava. The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the Measure of the Stars. New York: Viking Books, 2016.
- Yost, Edna. American Women of Science. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1943.
- Yount, Lisa. A to Z of Women in Science and Math. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1999.
- Bailey, Wayne. "People on the Moon: Women." The Strolling Astronomer (Winter 2017), Volume 59, No. 1, p 48-57.
- McEchern, Maria C. "Every Star Speaks for Itself." Galactic Gazette (September 5, 2013), http://altbibl.io/gazette/every-star-speaks-for-itself/
- Nelson, Sue. "The Harvard Computers." Nature, Vol 455, p. 36-37(September 4, 2008), http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v455/n7209/pdf/455036a.pdf
- Siegel, Ethan. "Weekend Diversion: The Astronomer Who Brought Us the Universe." Starts With a Bang (March 8, 2015).
- Smith, Lindsay . “Antonia Maury.” Project Continua (March 15, 2015): Ver. 1, http://www.projectcontinua.org/antonia-maury/
- Smith, Lindsay. “Williamina Paton Fleming.” Project Continua (March 14, 2015): Ver. 1, http://www.projectcontinua.org/williamina-paton-fleming/
- Smith, Lindsay. “Annie Jump Cannon.” Project Continua (March, 15, 2015): Ver. 1, http://www.projectcontinua.org/annie-jump-cannon/
- Cosmos featured many of these women in season 1 episode 8, "Sisters of the Sun."
- Silent Sky. Play by Lauren Gunderson http://laurengunderson.com/the-work/books/ and http://silentskyplay.tumblr.com/
- "Forgotten Faces of Science: The Women Who Classified the Stars," William Wilson. Forbes.com. May 2, 2016.
- "Henrietta Leavitt: Unsung Heroine in Science" Produced by Columbia College Chicago. March, 2014. https://vimeo.com/89336217
- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin interview with Owen Gingerich. Interview date: March 5, 1968. https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/oral-histories/4620
- "Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941): The Queen of Modern Astronomy." Rejected Princesses. 2015. http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/annie-jump-cannon
- "'Hidden Figures' of Astronomy At Harvard Take Center Stage In Play About Women 'Computers'." Andrea Shea, WBUR.org. March 13, 2017. Audio link: www.wbur.org/artery/2017/03/13/silent-sky-harvard-astronomy-women-computers
- "The Glass Universe," a presentation by Dava Sobel at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. March 16, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkAmZG-8eww
- The Ring of Truth, episode 6, "Doubt." Public Broadcasting Associates, copyright 1987 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhfUfxeh9Lg
Women Computers in Archives and Libraries:
Annie Jump Cannon Papers (HUGFP 125)
Harvard Observatory Photographs (UAV 630.271)
Schesinger Library at Radcliffe Institute:
Dorrit Hoffleit Papers (MC529)
"Women Working 1800-1930. “Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (1857-1911).” Harvard University Library Open Collections Program. http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/fleming.html
About the Plate Collection:
- Bennett, Bonnie K. "Flood Nearly Destroys Harvard's Record of the Stars." The Harvard Crimson (March 29, 2016). http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/3/29/astronomical-photo-plates-saved/
- Carlisle, Camille M. "Flood Threatens Photographic Plates." Sky and Telescope (March 8, 2016). http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/flood-threatens-century-old-photographic-plates-0703201623/
- "Harvard College Observatory Expedition: Boyden Station, Arequipa Peru, 1889-1927." Harvard University Library Open Collections Program. http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/expeditions/boyden.html
- King, Edward Skinner. A Manual of Celestial Photography: Principle and Practice for those Interested in Photographing the Heavens. Boston: Eastern Science Supply Co., 1931.
- Merchantz, Chris. "Rediscovering the Horsehead Nebula." Galactic Gazette (August 16, 2014). http://altbibl.io/gazette/rediscovering-the-horsehead-nebula-1/
- Powell, Alvin. "Guardians of the Sky: When Flooding Threatened 100-plus Years of Astronomical Data, Fast Action was the Only Option." Harvard Gazette (April 29, 2016). http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/04/guardians-of-the-sky/
- Why Harvard and the Smithsonian teamed up to crowdsource a century of astronomical history Simon Owens, Newsletter blog post, 2015
- 95 year-long 'movie' of a red dwarf binary whirling through the galaxy. John Lurie, Twitter posting (January 15, 2015) https://twitter.com/delurieous/status/555978798055714816/photo/1
- Atkinson, Nancy. "Using 19th Century Technology to Time Travel to the Stars." Universe Today (March 25, 2015). http://www.universetoday.com/119566/using-19th-century-technology-to-time-travel-to-the-stars/
- Boyle, Rebecca. "Recording A Century of Night Skies Through A Scanner Darkly." Popular Science (November 2, 2011). http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-10/recording-century-night-skies-through-scanner-darkly
- Bhattacharjee,Yudhijit. "Stars in Dusty Filing Cabinets." Science, Vol 324, 24 (April 24, 2009) p 460-461 (Payment required) http://science.sciencemag.org/content/324/5926/460.summary
- Chakradhar, Shraddha. "Preserving the Astronomical Past." PBS Online, NovaNext (December 10, 2014). http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/space/astronomy-plates/
- Clabby, Catherine. "A New Looking Glass: Historic Harvard Plates." American Scientist. Vol 101, No. 2 (March-April, 2013), p. 142. http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/a-new-looking-glass-historic-harvard-plates
- "DASCH" Wikipedia. initial article: December, 2014. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Access_to_a_Sky_Century_@_Harvard
- Détruy, Myriam. "Astronomes d'Harvard : ils vont sauver des observations historiques." Ciel & Espace (Novembre 2007), p. 8-12.
- Iorg, Carol. "Digitizing the Harvard Plate Stack Collection: You Can Make a Meaningful Contribution." Reflector (December 2013), Vol. 66 No. 1, p. 4
- Johnson, George. "A Trip Back in Time and Space." New York Times (July 10, 2007) (Payment required) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/10/science/10astro.html?_r=0
- Kenworthy, Matthew. "Rings of a Super Saturn." Scientific American (January 2016), p. 34-41 (Payment required) http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/astronomers-make-a-map-of-a-super-saturn-s-rings/
- Lieber, Stephen. "Digitizing History." Sky and Telescope (March 2010) p. 31-34.
- Matson, John. "Plate Tech Tonic: World's Largest Collection of Astronomical Photographic Plates Is (Slowly) Going Digital." Scientific American (September 29, 2010). http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dasch-harvard-stacks/
- McCray, Patrick. "From Glass to Gigabytes." Leaping Robot blog (October 27, 2014). http://www.patrickmccray.com/2014/10/27/from-glass-to-gigabytes/
- Moskowitz, Clara. "New Star Discoveries Found in Antique Telescope Plates." Space.com (January 26, 2012) and Yahoo! News (January 29, 2012).
- Powell, Alvin. Building a Stellar Time Machine. Harvard University Gazette (July 2, 2009). http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2009/07/time-machine/
- Rosenburg, Meg. "A Time Capsule of the Universe." Physics Central Physics Buzz Blog (September 6, 2015). http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com/2015/09/podcast-time-capsule-of-universe.html
- "Shelf Life Episode 5 – How To Time Travel To a Star." American Museum of Natural History, You Tube Video, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5xJqFtPGA
- Sternberger, Kathy. Harvard: Honoring Henrietta Swan Leavitt. StarWrite.org. (November 2008). http://www.starwrite.org/harvard.pdf
- Strauss, Nathan C. "Observing the Past." Harvard Crimson (July 27, 2007). http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2007/7/27/observing-the-past-the-harvard-college/
- Young, Monica. “Digitizing Harvard’s Century of Sky.” Sky and Telescope (May 14, 2013). http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/digitizing-harvards-century-of-sky/