PHaEDRA is an initiative by the Wolbach Library, in collaboration with many partners, to catalog, digitize, transcribe, and enrich the metadata of over 2500 logbooks and notebooks produced by Harvard's Women Computers and other early astronomers. Our goal is to ensure that this remarkable set of items, created by a remarkable group of people, is as accessible and useful as possible.
We are now using the Zooniverse to find astronomical sketches, graphs, and other non-textual items. Phase 1 (identifying plate numbers) of our project on the Zooniverse concluded in August 2022, and will be used to build a bridge to the original source material: over 500,000 glass plates!
Click here to start finding sketches and other figures on the Zooniverse!