Review: Priyamvada Natarajan on Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

On June 21, 1956, The New York Times reported, “Harvard University announced today the appointment of Dr. Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin as Professor of Astronomy. She is the first woman to attain full professorship at Harvard through regular faculty promotion.”

That this was a newsworthy item for a national newspaper in 1956 is not surprising. The 2019 Report…

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