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Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer


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andlt;B andgt;Henrietta Levitt was the first person to discover the scientific importance of a starand#8217;s brightnessand#8212;so why has no one heard of her? Learn all about a female pioneer of astronomy in this picture book biography.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Henrietta Swan Leavitt was born on July 4, 1868, and she changed the course of astronomy when she was just twenty-five years old. Henrietta spent years measuring star positions and sizes from photographs taken by the telescope at the Harvard College Observatory, where she worked. After Henrietta observed that certain stars had a fixed pattern to their changes, her discovery made it possible for astronomers to measure greater and greater distancesand#8212;leading to our present understanding of the vast size of the universe.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;An astronomer of her time called Henrietta Leavitt and#8220;one of the most important women ever to touch astronomy,and#8221; and another close associate said she had the and#8220;best mind at the Harvard Observatory.and#8221; Henrietta Leaveitt's story will inspire young women and aspiring scientists of all kinds and includes additional information about the solar system and astronomy.

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Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including andlt;iandgt;The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finnandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by Barry Blitt; andlt;iandgt;Night Flightandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by Wendell Minor; and andlt;iandgt;Black Whitenessandlt;/iandgt;, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop. His many other books include andlt;iandgt;Hoopsandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Stealingandnbsp;Homeandlt;/iandgt;; and andlt;iandgt;Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!andlt;/iandgt; He lives in Michigan.Raanduacute;l Colandoacute;n has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books, including andlt;iandgt;Draw!andlt;/iandgt;; the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling andlt;iandgt;Angela and the Baby Jesusandlt;/iandgt; by Frank McCourt; Susanna Reichandrsquo;s andlt;iandgt;Josandeacute;! Born to Danceandlt;/iandgt;; and Jill Bidenandrsquo;s andlt;iandgt;Donandrsquo;t Forget, God Bless Our Troopsandlt;/iandgt;. Mr. Colandoacute;n lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.

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Burleigh, Robert
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Colon, Raul
Science & Technology - Astronomy
Children s Young Adult-Biography
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Grade Level:
from P up to 3
f/c (reflective)
11 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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