Great Minds: Henrietta Leavitt & the Human Computers
Henrietta Swan Leavitt was one of a number of volunteer women astronomers who were allowed to serve as “computers” at Harvard College Observatory, doing tedious work male scientists wouldn’t do, and ultimately making a discovery now known as Leavitt’s Law, which allows us to measure the distance to stars.
References for this episode can be found in the Google document here: http://dft.ba/-3f62
Tumblr is very strange. FB and twitter are much more up front. This is a very odd interface. Anyone care to explain?
Attention iPad users! My issue of Edition29 is now available! It has a short write up about my W108 and a lot of big pictures for you to look at. The rest of the articles in the magazine are absolutely fantastic as well. There are great images of a Porsche 917K and a Ferrari 512s (you’ve probably seen some of them here on tumblr) as well as a great set of images of a Type 34 Karmann Ghia.
Available here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/edition29-edits/id582802019
If you haven’t seen it I have a Tumblr blog. Something for everyone (like Devo) - http://www.tumblr.com/blog/thomasjosephkennedy
Look what I just found on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/alphazor/sexcatmeow-original-mix
Look what I just found on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/skymonkeymusic/the-world-extended-mix