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Dorrit Hoffleit, 100, wrote Yale Bright Star Catalogue

Dorrit Hoffleit, at her home in New Haven. Dorrit Hoffleit, at her home in New Haven. (file/JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF 2007)
By Keith O'Brien
Globe Correspondent / April 17, 2007

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As a woman interested in studying the heavens, Dorrit Hoffleit never had it easy. Astronomers, for the most part, were men when Hoffleit was graduating from Radcliffe College in 1928, and her own mother didn't exactly make it easier on Dr. Hoffleit by telling her she wasn't very smart. (Full article: 658 words)

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