Cecilia Payne

Cecilia Payne – the Stargazer

By Jaime Seltzer Cecilia Payne was born in 1900 in Wendover, Britain. She wanted to study botany at Cambridge until she went to a lecture given by Arthur Stanley Eddington on the 1919 solar eclipse. Only four undergraduate students had won the tickets, and the only reason that Cecilia could go was that one person […]