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Their efforts paved the way for women who would work in computing, engineering, and aerospace industries as human computers. I spoke to Sobel about her newest book and the women of Harvard College Observatory.

Our conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity. Jenny Woodman: Who were the women Pickering recruited?

What were their day-to-day lives like? As the need for personnel increased, he sought additional women who were good at math and had office experience. Within a decade, he hired his first female college graduate. The women worked, usually in pairs, with one partner looking at a plate and speaking Pickering females her findings to the other, who recorded them in a notebook.

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