Tag Archives: E. Dorrit Hoffleit

Dorrit Hoffleit, 1907-2007

She turned 100 on March 12 and passed away after a breif illness on April 9. She was sharp and witty and active all the way to the end. Many people have written about her, but I think her personal words describe her the best: “I do it because I like it. … . [Astronomy], […]

E. Dorrit Hoffleit Historic Video

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? […]