Margaret Lindsay Huggins
Margaret Lindsay, Lady Huggins (born in August 14, 1848 in Dublin; died in March 24, 1915 in London), born Margaret Lindsay Murray, was an Irish scientific investigator and amateur astronomer. With her husband William Huggins she was a pioneer in the field of spectroscopy.
When Huggins was young, her mother died and her father remarried. Margaret's grandfather taught her the constellations, tuition which she supplemented with her own readings. From a young age Huggins was interested in photography and spectroscopy and even made her own spectrometer using an anonymous article in a periodical. She also became interested in photography as a young woman. When she married in 1875 to William Huggins, they began publishing joint papers. She was the first to discover that the nebulae inside the Orion Nebula is superheated oxygen and not a solid at all.
Huggins was a contributor to the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition.
- Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
- Barbara J. Becker, Eclecticism, Opportunism, and the Evolution of a New Research Agenda: William and Margaret Huggins and the Origins of Astrophysics,CHAPTER 4—PART 1 - MARGARET HUGGINS: THE MYTH OF THE 'ABLE ASSISTANT'
- Works written by or about Margaret Lindsay Huggins at Wikisource
- Obituary - Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1916, volume 76, pages 278–282.
- Bibliography from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific