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Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905-1993)

Helen Sawyer Hogg

Helen Sawyer Hogg was a renowned Canadian astronomer and a world expert on variable stars in globular clusters. She was also well known for her writing; for 30 years, she wrote a popular weekly column on astronomy in the Toronto Star. Her achievements were recognized by many awards and honours, including appointment as a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1976.


Helen Sawyer Hogg was inducted into the Canadian Science and Technology Hall of Fame on May 20, 2004, in Ottawa. (The Hall of Fame is based at the Canada Science and Technology Museum). This nomination was supported by many in the astronomical community on behalf of the Canadian Astronomical Society, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Royal Canadian Institute, and the Canadian astronomy community in general. The Museum's news release. HsH's entry

Helen Sawyer Hogg has been honoured by the department and the university on its Great Teaching website. Great teachers of the past.