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Nancy Grace Roman

Nancy Grace Roman is an American astronomer who was one of the first female executives at NASA. She is known to many as the "Mother of Hubble" for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. Throughout her career, Roman has also been an active public speaker and educator, and an advocate for women in the sciences.

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Dr. Nancy Roman: The Mother of Hubble

As a woman in her generation, astronomer Nancy Roman could not get tenure at a research institution, so instead she was invited to work on Hubble's design and development for more than 25 years. Her perservance and vision earned her the nickname "the mother of Hubble."

Dr. Roman Talks About the Hubble Space Telescope

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Education of Nancy Roman

3 Educational Institution(s) are currently recorded in Wikidata about Nancy Roman

Where Nancy Roman Worked

3 Employers of Nancy Roman Are Currently Recorded in Wikidata

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    1955-01-01T00:00:00Z
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    1959-01-01T00:00:00Z
Company Name:
United States Naval Research Laboratory
Description:
corporate research laboratory for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Website:
https://www.nrl.navy.mil/
Reference:
Wikidata

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  • start time:
    1959-01-01T00:00:00Z
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    1979-01-01T00:00:00Z
Company Name:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description:
space-related agency of the United States government
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Website:
https://www.nasa.gov/
Reference:
Wikidata

Yerkes Observatory

Company Name:
Yerkes Observatory
Description:
Astronomical observatory in Wisconsin
Website:
http://astro.uchicago.edu/yerkes/
Reference:
Wikidata

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People Relevant to Nancy Roman

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William Wilson Morgan
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  • American astronomer
Jocelyn Gill
influenced by: Nancy Roman
  • American astronomer

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United States Naval Research Laboratory
Yerkes Observatory
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Nashville
Montgomery County
University of Chicago
Swarthmore College
Western High School
English
American Institute of Physics
Reno
Baltimore

Named After Nancy Roman

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Library of Nancy Roman

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Awards of Nancy Roman

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