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Famous Female Astronomers

List of famous female astronomers, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This greatest female astronomers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being astronomers. There are thousand of females working as astronomers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic astronomers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a astronomer then the people below should give you inspiration.

List contains items like Judith L. Pipher, Julie Vinter Hansen.

While this isn't a list of all female astronomers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female astronomers?" and "Who are the best female astronomers?"
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    Died at 65 (1842-1907)

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    Died at 78 (1863-1941)

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    Died at 79 (1868-1947)

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    Antonia Maury Died at 86 (1866-1952)

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    Died at 40 (1941-1981)

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    C. Michelle Olmstead age 46

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    Died at 98 (1750-1848)

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    Died at 79 (1900-1979)

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    Died at 92 (1898-1990)

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    Died at 100 (1907-2007)

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    Died at 77 (1932-2009)

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    Died at 81 (1894-1975)

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    Died at 42 (1912-1954)

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    Died at 85 (1877-1962)

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    Died at 88 (1905-1993)

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    Died at 53 (1868-1921)

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    Jacqueline Mitton

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    Jana Tichá age 50

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    Jane Platt

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    age 71

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    Died at 70 (1890-1960)

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    Lenka Kotková age 42

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    Liisi Oterma Died at 86 (1915-2001)

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    Died at 82 (1888-1970)

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    Lyudmila Chernykh age 80

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    Lyudmila Karachkina age 67

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    Lyudmila Zhuravlyova

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    Marguerite Laugier Died at 80 (1896-1976)

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    Died at 71 (1818-1889)

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