Annie Jump Cannon

Annie Jump Cannon

Born: December 11, 1863

Died: April 13, 1941

Nationality: American

Occupation: Scientist

Biography: Annie Jump Cannon was an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. With Edward C. Pickering, she is credited with the creation of the Harvard Classification Scheme, which was the first serious attempt to organize and classify stars based on their temperatures.

Source/Notes: As quoted in: Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Volume 28, Issue 19 (1926), p. 568