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Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
When Henrietta Leavitt is offered a position at the prestigious Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she leaves her rural Massachusetts home to pursue her passion for astronomy. Upon arriving, however, she learns that she won’t have access to the telescope but instead will be working with photographic plates, cataloging the stars with her fellow female “computers.” Undaunted, she dedicates her spare time to exploring her own ideas -- juggling work, family and burgeoning love on the wayView more
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