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Today I presented a video on perhaps the oldest living Ph.D. level female astromer in the world: Dr. E. Dorrit Hoffleit. At age 99, she was still brillent in mind and voice in this interview. Download the video (109.8 Mb) Dr. Ellen Dorrit Hoffleit, was born in Florence, Alabama, on March 12, 1907. She was the youngest of two children born to German immigrants, and her father often struggled to make ends meet for his family. When she...

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E. Dorrit Hoffleit Historic Video


Posted By on Jan 2, 2007

I am working on a video project on E. Dorrit Hoeffleit, perhaps the oldest living female astronomer in the world. The American Association of Variable Star Observers has compiled some excellent historic footage of her from various events. Can you help identify where and when the clips are from, and who is in the clips? View Movie “Dorrit Hoffleit: Images from the first 100 years” Small File Size – 3.3 MB Large File...

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