Margaret Mayall

Margaret Mayall
Born January 27, 1902
Iron Hill, Maryland
Died December 6, 1995(1995-12-06) (aged 93)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Fields astronomy

Margaret Walton Mayall (January 27, 1902 – December 6, 1995[1]) was an American astronomer.


Mayall worked under Annie Jump Cannon as a Harvard Computer.[2] She focused on photometry and spectral classes of viable stars and published some twenty papers on the subjects. She was the director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers from 1949 to 1973. In 1958 she won the Annie J. Cannon Award in Astronomy. Her husband was Newton Mayall.


  2. Broughton, Peter (2002). "A photograph of nine young women astronomers at Harvard College Observatory in 1928". Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. 96: 255–258. Bibcode:2002JRASC..96..255B.

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