Dorrit Hoffleit, 1907-2007

Dorrit Hoffleit, 1907-2007

dorritgrad.gif DorritShe 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], it’s my life.”

This video is from an interview done in July of 2006 and re-editted yesterday.

July 2006 Interview with E. Dorrit Hoffleit:

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Dorrit Hoffleit Video
(AAS presentation)

Dorrit Hoffleit Video (AAS presentation)

dorritgrad.gifToday 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.

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E. Dorrit Hoffleit Historic Video

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?

View Movie “Dorrit Hoffleit: Images from the first 100 years”

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