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Looking Back: Through a Telescope

BYU student Helen Sievers smiles behind a large telescope in this archival photo.
Courtesy L. Tom Perry Special Collections, UA 842 Box 8 F1 UA SSA1375

Perched on a stepladder, star map and flashlight in hand, astronomy graduate student Helen C. Sievers (MS ’68) prepares the eyepiece on this BYU telescope to research the makeup of certain binary stars.

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