Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941)

Welcome to the Annie Jump Cannon Homepage at Wellesley College!
Author: Logan Hennessey '00
ASTR 210, 1998 Autumn

portrait of Annie Jump Cannon

Classifying the stars has helped materially in all studies of the structure of the universe. No greater problem is presented to the human mind. Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by the lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all. — A. J. Cannon