Women using scientific instruments
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Sister Miriam Michael Stimson with spectrometer
Sr. Miriam Michael Stimson (1913 – 2002) died. She was an American Roman Catholic religious sister and a chemist. She was the second woman to lecture at the Sorbonne and taught at Siena Heights University. She is noted for her work on spectroscopy. She played a role in the history of understanding DNA.
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Kathleen Lonsdale (née Yardley) was a crystallographer and one of the first two women to be elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1945. She worked at University College London and the Royal Institution. The scientific instruments on show include a microscope, spectroscope, test tubes, beaker and molecular model.
Gabrielle Renaudot Flammarion with a refracting telescope
Gabrielle was General Secretary of the Société Astronomique de France, established in 1887. She worked with her husband, Camille Flammarion, at his observatory at Juvisy-sur-Orge, France, from where she carried out observations of the planets, minor planets and variable stars. She published on topics including the Great Red Spot on Jupiter and the surface features of Mars. The minor planet 355 Gabriella, discovered on 20 Jan 1893 by Auguste Honoré Charlois, is named in her honour.
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Zonia Baber with pick axe, gathering fossils at Mazon Creek, Illinois, 1895, during the first field class at the University of Chicago to which women were admitted. (University of Chicago Photographic Archive, [apf1-00303], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library)