Mount Auburn Book Club: The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars (2017) is the inspiring, little-known true story of women’s landmark contributions to astronomy. Among the remarkable women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory as calculators, or “human computers, is Williamina Fleming, buried on Maple Ave.
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in Story Chapel on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided. Free.
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