Margaret Lindsay Huggins
Fascinated by sunspots as a child , she married the astronomer and physicist William Huggins , who owned a private observatory, in 1875 . As his wife, she assisted him and thus contributed significantly to his success as a pioneer in the field of spectroscopy . The couple often published together and pioneered the study of the conditions inside the Sun, such as the chemical composition of stars and the shifting of spectral lines in the Doppler effect .
- In 1903 she became the fourth woman after Caroline Herschel , Mary Somerville and Anne Sheepshanks, together with Agnes Mary Clerke, of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Obituary - Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1916, Volume 76, pp. 276–282, bibcode : 1915MNRAS..76 .... 1. (English)
- Publications by ML Huggins in the Astrophysics Data System
- Obituaries for ML Huggins in the Astrophysics Data System
- Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie : Women in science: antiquity through the nineteenth century: a biographical dictionary with annotated bibliography . 3. Edition. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 1991, ISBN 0-262-65038-X , pp. 101 f.
- Antonius Lux (ed.): Great women of world history. A thousand biographies in words and pictures . Sebastian Lux Verlag , Munich 1963, p. 237
|SURNAME||Huggins, Margaret Lindsay|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Irish astronomer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 14, 1848|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dublin|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 24, 1915|
|Place of death||London|