Henrietta Hill Swope

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Henrietta Hill Swope (1902 – 1980) was an American astronomer.[1] She was the daughter of Gerard Swope, and niece of Herbert Bayard Swope.

Swope worked with Walter Baade and is credited with several important papers.

She received the Annie J. Cannon Award in 1968. The Swope Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile is named in her honor, as is asteroid 2168 Swope.


  1. ^ "Obituary: Henrietta H. Swope". Physics Today 34 (3): 88. March 1981. doi:10.1063/1.2914495. 

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