Henrietta Hill Swope

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Henrietta Hill Swope (October 26, 1902 – November 24, 1980) was an American astronomer who studied variable stars.wikipedia
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He was the brother of Herbert Bayard Swope, and father of Henrietta Swope and John Swope, the Hollywood and Life Magazine photographer who married actress Dorothy McGuire.

Las Campanas Observatory

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This gift was used for development of the site, including roads, water, and power systems, and for building a 40-inch telescope at Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

Astronomer

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astronomer who studied variable stars.

Period-luminosity relation

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In particular, she measured the period-luminosity relation for Cepheid stars, which are bright variable stars whose periods of variability relate directly to their intrinsic luminosities.

Herbert Bayard Swope

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She was the daughter of Gerard Swope, and niece of Herbert Bayard Swope.

Harlow Shapley

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She also heard Harvard astronomer Harlow Shapley speak; eventually she would go to work with him on variable stars.

Harold Jacoby

She only took an astronomy class, from Harold Jacoby, in her final year.

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

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She became friends with Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and Adelaide Ames.

Adelaide Ames

She became friends with Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and Adelaide Ames.

LORAN

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During the war, 1942-1947, she worked on the LORAN navigation tables.

Carnegie Institution for Science

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In 1952, Walter Baade of the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Observatories asked her, via Martin Schwarzschild as an intermediary, to come work with him on variable stars detected in other galaxies by the new 200-inch Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory.

Martin Schwarzschild

In 1952, Walter Baade of the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Observatories asked her, via Martin Schwarzschild as an intermediary, to come work with him on variable stars detected in other galaxies by the new 200-inch Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory.

Hale Telescope

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In 1952, Walter Baade of the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Observatories asked her, via Martin Schwarzschild as an intermediary, to come work with him on variable stars detected in other galaxies by the new 200-inch Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory.

Andromeda Galaxy

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In 1964, a paper by Baade & Swope reported the results of light curves for 275 Cepheids derived by Swope from photographic plates of the Andromeda Galaxy taken at the relatively new Hale 200-inch Telescope at Palomar Mountain.

Chile

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This gift was used for development of the site, including roads, water, and power systems, and for building a 40-inch telescope at Carnegie's Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

Pasadena, California

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Henrietta Hill Swope died at the age of 78 in Pasadena in California.

St. Louis

Los Angeles

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Globular cluster

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Shapley was subsequently assisted in his studies of clusters by Henrietta Swope and Helen Battles Sawyer (later Hogg).