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"The people of Appalachia are a proud people. They were very open and honest with me, welcoming me into their homes and to their tables. They loved the beauty and solitude of the mountains. I understood their love of the land. ...Coal mining changed…

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Edward Emerson Barnard was known for his photographs of galaxies, especially after joining the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory. Each image took many hours of exposure. While clear skies in California made observations easy, in Wisconsin,…

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Barnard moved to California in 1887 to inaugurate the new observatory at Mount Hamilton near San Jose. He discovered the first non-Galilean moon of Jupiter, Amalthea, in September 1892 over 275 years after Galileo's discoveries. Observatory staff…

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While at Lick Observatory, Barnard was the first astronomer to discover a comet using photgraphic plates. In 1889, he became the first astronomer to observe the eclipse of Saturn's satellite Iapetus.

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Ernest Goodpasture studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University, earning his M.D. in 1912. He became interested in vaccines working at Chelsea Naval Hospital’s pathology lab during the 1918 influenza epidemic. In 1925, Dr. Goodpasture arrived at…

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Katherine Anderson (1909-1995) received a PhD in bacteriology from Vanderbilt in 1940. Her interest in viruses led to her work in Dr. Goodpasture's lab. The couple married in 1945, after which she worked on environmental issues, natural habitats and…

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Katherine Anderson (1909-1995) received a PhD in bacteriology from Vanderbilt in 1940. Her interest in viruses led to her work in Dr. Ernest Goodpasture's lab. The couple married in 1945, after which she worked on environmental issues, natural…

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Ed Marlowe worked in the mines for twenty years before breaking his back in 1957 when the roof of a mine fell in on him. Federal inspectors were not even allowed to enter mines until 1941; it would be another six years before Congress authorized the…

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Barnard (center) worked for a Nashville photography studio from an early age. His boss and mentor J.W. Braid (on his left) gave him his first telescope. P.R. Calvert (on his right) introduced Barnard to his sister Rhoda; they married in 1881.

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The mosquito heart is a long muscular tube tethered to the dorsal cuticle (the mosquito’s back), extending the length of the abdomen. To obtain this fluorescence microphotograph, a mosquito was dissected, isolating the dorsal portion of the abdomen.…
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