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.
- Vidyasagar, Aparna. "How Henrietta Swan Leavitt Helped Build a Yardstick to Measure the Universe." PBS SoCal, November 13, 2019. https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/how-henrietta-swan-leavitt-helped-build-a-yardstick-to-measure-the-universe
- McBride JoEllen. "Meet Annie Jump Cannon, who cataloged and ranked over 300,000 stars by their hotnes." Massive Science, December 26, 2019. https://massivesci.com/articles/annie-jump-cannon-stars-space-scientist-women-in-science/
- Tarantola, Andrew. "How Harvard's human computers helped invent modern astronomy." Engadget, February 6, 2019. https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/06/how-harvards-human-computers-helped-invent-modern-astronomy/
- Bailey, Wayne. "People on the Moon: Women." The Strolling Astronomer (Winter 2017), Volume 59, No. 1, p 48-57.
- Gibbons, John. "Underpaid women 'computers' mapped the universe in the 19th century." Smithsonian Insider. March 27, 2018. https://insider.si.edu/2018/03/underpaid-women-computers-mapped-the-universe-in-the-19th-century/
- Guerra, Cristela. "'Women computers' often couldn't use Harvard's telescope. They changed astronomy anyway." Boston Globe. August 11, 2017. Print and online. http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2017/08/10/women-computers-held-stars-their-hands/qfLYwpsNZdFNHyiY2igPNJ/story.html?s_campaign=8315
- Haley, Paul A. "Williamina Fleming and the Harvard College Observatory." The Antiquarian Astronomer, (June 2017), Issue 11, p. 2-32.
- 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/
- "Dec 14, 1921: Henrietta Leavitt Buried in Cambridge." Mass Moments, Dec 14, 2017. https://www.massmoments.org/moment-details/henrietta-leavitt-buried-in-cambridge.html
- SideDoor's Smithsonian podcast, Season 4, episode 17, "Cars, Stars, and Rock 'n Roll". Web link: https://www.si.edu/sidedoor/ep-17-cars-stars-and-rock-n-roll
- Cosmos featured many of these women in season 1 episode 8, "Sisters of the Sun."
- "Williamina Fleming" NowThis film segment. March 2019.
- "Telescopes" episode 1 of the PBS docuseries Breakthroughs. Aired April 17, 2019.
- 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.
"A Woman's Place at the Harvard Observatory." Lecture by Dava Sobel at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard Univesity. May 3, 2017. https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/video/dava-sobel-womans-place-harvard-observatory
- "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
- "Eclipse: Women of the Stars." Boston's WCVB 5 ABC, Boston Chronicle. Video: http://www.wcvb.com/article/eclipse-women-of-the-stars/12033566
- "A Team of Women is Unearthing the Forgotten Legacy of Harvard's Women 'Computers.'" Newman, Alex, Public Radio International's The World. July 27, 2017. Audio and web: https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-07-27/team-women-are-unearthing-forgotten-legacy-harvard-s-women-computers
- "Harvard's Human Computers Reach for the Stars." HUB History podcast episode 53.December 10, 2017. Audio and web: http://www.hubhistory.com/episodes/episode-58-harvards-human-computers-reach-stars/
Women Computers in Archives and Libraries:
Harvard Observatory Photographs (UAV 630.271)
About the Plate Collection:
- Zrull, Smith Lindsay, et al. "Preserving Broken Astronomical Glass Plates." American Astronomical Society, iPoster, January 2020. https://aas235-aas.ipostersessions.com/default.aspx?s=52-24-67-C8-3E-90-BB-CA-55-E9-35-D8-F8-E9-1F-4C
- 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/yandtelescope.com
- Nakamoto, David. "The Enigma that is BL Lacertae." Sky & Telescope (September, 2018) Print. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/
- Why Harvard and the Smithsonian teamed up to crowdsource a century of astronomical history Simon Owens, Newsletter blog post, 2015
- "Unearthing the Forgotten Legacy of Harvard's Women 'Computers.'" Newman, Alex. BBC News (via PRI's The World.) Aug 28, 2017. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40879870
- "Une équipe de femmes expose l'héritage oublié des ‘femmes-ordinateurs’ de Harvard.'" Newman, Alex. Global Voices (via PRI's The World.) Aug 15, 2017. https://fr.globalvoices.org/2017/08/15/214039/
- 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/
- Chakradhar, Shraddha. "Preserving the Astronomical Past." PBS Nova. Dec 10 2014. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/space/astronomy-plates/
- 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/