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She was born in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated from the University of Missouri. She assisted her husband, whom she married in 1914, in his astronomical research at the Mount Wilson Observatory, near Pasadena, Calif., and the Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. She was the author of numerous articles on eclipsing stars and other astronomical subjects.
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Martha Betz Shapley, (3 August 1890, Kansas City, Missouri - 26 January 1981, Tucson, Ariz) was an astronomer. She graduate from the University of Missouri, and was an was an authority on eclipsing binary stars.
Martha Betz married Harlow Shapley (1885-1972) in April 1914, and assisted her husband in astronomical research at Mount Wilson Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge, Mass.
Her works are: Study of the Light-Curve of XX Cygni (with Harlow Shapley, 1915); Color-Curve of XZ Cygni, (1917); and, Orbit of the Eclipsing Binary T W Andromedae (1922).

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