The instrumental nuns in Vatican’s celestial survey

The instrumental nuns in Vatican’s celestial survey Members of the Sisters of the Holy Child Mary use microscopes to review glass plates as they measure star positions. Photo: CNS.
Letter from Rome Of the many momentous or menial tasks women religious perform, one of the better-kept secrets has been the role of four Sisters of the Holy Child Mary who were part of a global effort to make a complete map and catalogue of the starry skies. Nameless nuns Until a few years ago,…
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