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Helen Sawyer Hogg
Transcript of Helen Sawyer Hogg
Our group's contributions of space exploration subject is Helen Swayer Hogg. Helen was born on August 1st, 1905, in Lowell Massachusetts, United States of America, and died on January 28, 1993. She was an astronomer noted for pioneering research into global clusters and variable stars. She saw Halley's comet, that sparked her career.
Contributions to Space Exploration
When Helen Hogg first contributed to space exploration she was able to discover 142 new variable stars ( stars that change brightness). In 1939 she published the first catalog of 1116 variable stars.Helen Hogg named a star after herself and astroid 2917 was named after Helen in her honor.
In 1992 Helen was awarded the commemorative medal for the 125th anniversary of the confederation of Canada.
Space exploration contribution to helen's development
The Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa dedicated it's observatory to Helen in 1989 for her work in astronomy. Dr.Helen Sawyer Hogg taught astronomy at the University of Toronto. The Asteroid 2917, discovered in 1980,was named Asteroid Sawyer Hogg.
Helen Sawyer Hogg
Two facilities have been dedicated to Helen Hogg.The observatory at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, and the telescope at the University of Toronto's southern site in Chile.Dr.Hogg is now recognized as one of the "Great teachers from our Past" by the University of Toronto. She has also recently inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame
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