Seeing the Universe More Clearly: Celebrating Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Tuesday, March 2912:00—1:00 PMVirtual

What astrophysicist discovered that the stars are made up mainly hydrogen and helium, contrary to conventional wisdom at the time? Who helped the world understand the structure of the Milky Way? Who was the first woman to become a full professor in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences? And the first woman to head a department at Harvard? And whose family described her as "an inspired seamstress, an inventive knitter, and a voracious reader" who also taught Sunday School at First Unitarian Church in Lexington?

In a special celebration of Women's History Month, partnering with with LexSeeHer, learn about the life and legacy of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin through her granddaughter and namesake, Cecilia Gaposchkin (Professor of History at Dartmouth College). You will learn why LexSeeHer is proud to honor Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin in a proposed monument to Lexington women across history.

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Capacity: 929 of 1000 spaces available.

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