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Nancy Grace Roman ’46, H’76

Nancy Grace, a trailblazing astronomer whose scientific impact was so great that she was credited as “the mother of the Hubble telescope,” died Dec. 25, 2018.

The first chief of astronomy at NASA headquarters, Nancy overcame countless sexist obstacles and, in turn, tirelessly promoted professional opportunities for women in science. So iconic was her legacy, in fact, that she was immortalized in a 2017 set of Lego figurines honoring four pioneering women of NASA.

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