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Dr Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin Born Cecilia

Dr Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin Born Cecilia Helena Payne Wendover England May 10 1900 was a British American astrophysicist and astronomer who specialized in the classification of stars She was related to some notable figures such as historian Heinrich Pertz due to her mother s family However her father died when she was only four years old and her mother was left taking care of the three siblings She attended the independent all girls St Paul s School and won a scholarship to Oxford in 1919 where she studied botany chemistry and physics The following year she went to a lecture held by the knighted physicist Arthur Eddington about his famous expedition in 1919 to prove Einstein's Theory of General Relativity via the observation of a total solar eclipse This was described as a life changing moment for her and she said The result was a complete transformation of my world picture My world had been so shaken that I experienced something very like a nervous breakdown about the lecture and fell in love with astrophysics and astronomy She later talked with Eddington who encouraged her to keep pursuing her studies and despite the fact that she finished her schooling at Oxford she was never awarded a degree due to the fact that Oxford would not grant its first degrees to women 26 years later In 1923 she became the second recipient of a grant that was created to encourage women to study at the Harvard College 

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Vacation is the one word makes you Happy

Vacation is the one word that no matter how old you are it makes you happy and excited I love vacations because there is no school no homework and lots of sleep But unlike me for a lot of people vacation is going out exploring the world I was born and raised in India Even though I haven't seen many places in India I know about a lot of them which I want to visit at least one in my life And not just me but every person who visits India should definitely go to these places at least once Some of the best places to visit in India include Mughal Empire landmarks like the Taj Mahal Red Fort Jama Masjid and many more Before visiting any tourist place it is important to know a little history and some facts about it in order to enjoy the site to its fullest Starting from North India one place that immediately crosses my mind when I think about the tourist places in India is Taj Mahal Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world The symbol of love that's what Taj Mahal is It was built in the year 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal Shah Jahan married Mumtaz when he was 19 Mumtaz Mahal died giving birth to the couple s 14th child When Mumtaz was on her deathbed Shah Jahan promised her that he will build the most beautiful mausoleum for her Mumtaz Mahal s remains are preserved in a tomb which is the center of the monument Shah Jahan was laid to rest in a tomb next to Mumtaz Mahal's tomb inside the Taj Mahal

2 pages | 566 words