Williamina Fleming

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Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming
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Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming
Born (1857-05-15)May 15, 1857
Dundee, Scotland
Died May 21, 1911(1911-05-21) (aged 54)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality Scottish
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy

Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (May 15, 1857 – May 21, 1911) was a Scottish astronomer. She helped develop a common organization system for stars. She also and kept track of thousands of stars and other astronomical items.[1] Fleming discovered the Horsehead Nebula in 1888.[2] Fleming died in Boston of pneumonia in 1911.

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  1. http://www.dundeelabour.org.uk/lesleybrennan13112013.htm
  2. Cannon, Annie J. (June 1911). "WILLIAMINA PATON FLEMING". Science 33 (861): 987–988. June 30, 1911. doi:10.1126/science.33.861.987. PMID 17799863. 
  3. http://www.brighthub.com/science/space/articles/122802.aspx

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