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Anne S. Young: Professor and Variable Star Observer Extraordinaire


Katherine Bracher
Department of Astronomy, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Presented at the 100th Spring Meeting of the AAVSO, May 22, 2011; received March 15, 2012; accepted March 19, 2012


One of the original eight members of the AAVSO, but not well known today, was Professor Anne Sewell Young of Mount Holyoke College. Miss Young taught there for thirty-seven years, and trained many women astronomers during the first third of the 20th century. This paper will attempt to present her life as an inspiring teacher, as well as a contributor of more than 6,500 variable star observations to the AAVSO.

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