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Margherita Hack death

Published June 29, 2013 by Tony

Today, at 91 years, Margherita Hack, is dead, an Italian scientist considered an icon and a reference to the world of astrophysics. Born in Florence June 12, 1922, Hack was one of the most brilliant minds of the Italian scientific community. She was the first woman to direct an astronomical observatory in Italy, played an important activity of disclosure and gave a considerable contribution to the search for the study of many different types of stars’ spectral classification. The scientist is member of the Accademia dei Lincei, the International Union of Astronomers and Royal Astronomical Society.
A warm farewell to her that on TV has always tried to put in a simple way each topic not easy to understand for the general public.