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Name  Leah Allen

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Leah Brown Allen (November 6, 1884 in Providence, Rhode Island – February 1973) was an American astronomer and Professor of Astronomy at Hood College.


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She joined Lick Observatory as Carnegie Assistant in 1908. Professor Allen began teaching astronomy at Hood in 1928.


  • Hope Street School, 1902
  • Brown University, 1904–1906, special work in astronomy under Professor Winslow Upton
  • Wellesley College, M.A. 1912
  • Prizes named in her honor

  • Leah B. Allen Award for Excellence in Math and Science, Hood College
  • Leah B. Allen Prize in Astronomy, Hood College
  • Correspondents

  • Annie Jump Cannon
  • William F. Meggers
  • Memberships

  • American Astronomical Society
  • AAVSO, Charter Member
  • Publications

  • "A study of the peculiar spectrum of the star Eta Centauri" (Master's thesis, 1912) is held in the Wellesley College Archives.
  • The radial velocities of twenty southern variable stars of class Me ; A study of the changes in the spectrum of T Centauri (Lick Observatory bulletin) University of California Press (1925) WorldCat
  • References

    Leah Allen Wikipedia

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