In the 1880s, the staff of Harvard Observatory frustrated their director. He said, “ My Scottish maid could do better than this”. Eventually he hired his maid Williamina Fleming. She ran a team for decades successfully and classified thousands of Stars!

In the 1880s, the staff of Harvard Observatory frustrated their director. He said, “ My Scottish maid could do better than this”. Eventually, he hired his maid Williamina Fleming. She ran a team for decades successfully and classified thousands of Stars!

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Williamina Fleming

Williamina Fleming had an interesting career shift from a Scottish maid to a Harvard astronomer. Soon, she became one of the world’s most prominent astronomers.

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