Florence Cushman

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Florence Cushman (1860-1940) was an American astronomer who worked on the Henry Draper catalogue. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1860 and received her early education at Charlestown High School, where she graduated in 1877. In 1888, she began work at the Harvard College Observatory as an employee of Edward Pickering. She worked extensively with Annie Jump Cannon on the Draper catalogue between 1918 and 1934. She stayed as an astronomer at the Observatory until 1937. Cushman died in 1940 at the age of 80.[1]


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