W.P. FlemingW.P. Fleming
American Astronomer
1857 – 1911 A.D.

Williamina Paton Fleming, an American astronomer, born at Dundee, Scotland, where she taught school from 1871 – 1876. In 1879 she became an assistant at the Harvard College Observatory, and later was appointed curator of the astronomical photographs.

She found the spectrum of a meteor, and is known as the discoverer of new stars and variables. In 1906 she became an honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society, London.

She published A Photographic Magnitudes of Stars in Standard Regions (1911).


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