Annie Jump Cannon

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon Full Name: Annie Jump Cannon
Nationality: American

Profession: Astronomer
Why Famous: Stellar classification, pioneers female Astronmer, the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Oxford University (1925)

Born: December 11, 1863
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dover, Delaware, USA

Died: April 13, 1941 (aged 77)

Historical Events in the Life of Annie Jump Cannon

  • 1922-05-09 The International Astronomical Union formally adopt Annie Jump Cannon's stellar classification system, which with only minor changes, is still used today

Famous Astronomers