Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming
|Died||May 21, 1911 (aged 54)|
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. Fleming discovered the Horsehead Nebula in 1888. Fleming died in Boston of pneumonia in 1911.
Honors[change | change source]
- The lunar crater Fleming was named after her and Alexander Fleming.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Dundee Labour : Lesley Brennan". dundeelabour.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
- ↑ Cannon, Annie J. (June 1911). "Williamina Paton Fleming". Science (published June 30, 1911). 33 (861): 987–988. Bibcode:1911Sci....33..987C. doi:10.1126/science.33.861.987. PMID 17799863.
- ↑ McKanic, Arlene (8 August 2011). "Famous Craters and the People They Are Named After".
Other websites[change | change source]
- Waldee, S. R.; Hazen, M. L. (November 1990). The discovery of early photographs of the Horsehead nebula. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 102: 1337 doi:10.1086/132771
- The Horsehead Nebula in the 19th Century, by Waldee Archived 2015-01-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Cannon, Annie J. (November 1911). Williamina Paton Fleming. The Astrophysical Journal. 34: 314. doi:10.1086/141894
- Fleming, Williamina Paton Stevens. Journal of Williamina Patton Fleming. 1900.