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#Cosmos E8: Sister Act

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Episode 8 of Fox's Cosmos focuses on the stars in the night sky, and the immense effort behind categorizing them and figuring out their composition.  There were a significant amount of women that contributed heavily to astrophysics - Annie Jump Cannon, Henrietta Swan Levin and Cecilia Payne - but what's most sad is that there are many more who have been erased from history. I'm glad that Cosmos focuses on these women, known as Pickering's harem (seriously, Harvard still uses this antiquated term - wtf), but let's hope that this wasn't the "all women" episode of the series. They should be interdispersed throughout.

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