logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Coach_Merna, BadSyntax, mycurlyhair, Jack Thomas, Burkat_8
58082 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,082 Registered Members
417 Forums
117,146 Topics
832,913 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 277
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 150
Mona - Astronomy 95
Deanna - New Age 48
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 42
Angie 40
Korie - California/Yoga Editor 23
Michelle - Teen & Reading Editor 20
Angela - Drama Movies 15
BB -Body Care 12
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#795706 - 12/10/12 09:52 AM Annie Cannon - she's a sprightly 149 years old!
Mona - Astronomy Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Elephant

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 4563
Loc: United Kingdom
Annie Jump Cannon was born on December 11, 1863 and I suppose, having died in 1941, she may not still be all that sprightly. However her legacy is certainly alive and well.

In addition to her work in astronomy (classifying a quarter of a million stellar spectra for the Henry Draper Catalog), she was a suffragette, and worked for rights for women and to promote their opportunities in science.

Cannon was the last recipient of the Ellen Richards research award set up to help fund the studies of women scientists. The award was discontinued after this - on the grounds that women were now equal and it was no longer needed. Miss Cannon disagreed and used the money to set up an award of her own, specificially to aid women working on a PhD in astronomy.

You can read more about the fascinating Annie Jump Cannon by clicking on her name.


Edited by Mona - Astronomy (12/10/12 05:25 PM)
_________________________
Mona Evans
For news, activities, pictures and more, sign up to the Astronomy Newsletter!

http://www.bellaonline.com/newsletter/astronomy

Top
#795711 - 12/10/12 12:04 PM Re: Annie Cannon - she's a sprightly 147 years old! [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Susan - Meditation Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Stone Age Human

Registered: 10/06/03
Posts: 8453
Loc: The Netherlands
Mona - 1863 to 1938 is 75 years old ...
_________________________
Susan Helene Kramer
Cyber Ashram
Sing and Dance While Learning Math

Top
#795729 - 12/10/12 05:37 PM Re:Annie Cannon - she's a sprightly 149 years old! [Re: Susan - Meditation Editor]
Mona - Astronomy Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Elephant

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 4563
Loc: United Kingdom
From December 11, 1863 to December 11, 2012 is 149. (Whoops! Two years off. Oil up the abacus.)

But Susan, thanks for the nudge, because I was looking at the wrong death date for Annie Cannon, which was April 1941. She was 77 when she died. I'm not sure how I muddled my arithmetic about her birth anniversary, must have run out of fingers. smile
_________________________
Mona Evans
For news, activities, pictures and more, sign up to the Astronomy Newsletter!

http://www.bellaonline.com/newsletter/astronomy

Top

Moderator:  Mona - Astronomy 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Blindsight
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Vision Issues
2 seconds ago
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 04:15 AM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 04:14 AM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
Today at 04:12 AM
What did you dream about last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
Today at 04:10 AM
3 Avocado Food Hacks for Sandwich Meals
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Today at 03:23 AM
Numerology for Today
by Deanna - New Age
New Age
Today at 02:00 AM
Spaces of Love...
by VestnikRA
Gardening
Today at 12:42 AM
Use Lists for Organizing with ADD
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
Yesterday at 06:42 PM
Today's Focus
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
Yesterday at 06:40 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames), 75 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.