#SpaceSunday with Cecilia Payne
“Do not undertake a scientific career in quest of fame or money. There are easier and better ways to reach them. Undertake it only if nothing else will satisfy you; for nothing else is probably what you will receive. Your reward will be the widening of the horizon as you climb. And if you achieve that reward you will ask no other.”
Cecilia Payne was the first person to earn a doctorate in astronomy from Harvard University and later became the first woman to serve as the Chair of the Department of Astronomy, the first woman to every hold the position of the head of a department! Payne’s doctoral thesis studied what stars are made of, a groundbreaking discovery at the time.