fleming-supervising-1891.jpg

fleming-supervising-1891.jpg

A group of women are sitting in a tiny room, some holding magnifying glasses, bent over boxes studying the glass plates. One stands in the center of the room, overseeing them. This is Williamina Fleming.
Williamina Fleming stands in the center of the women in this 1891 photograph, overseeing their work as they study plates and mark their findings in logbooks. 
Credit: Courtesy Harvard College Observatory, Plate Stacks