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20 Jul 13 at 11 pm

Amazing Astronomers: Maria Mitchell (1818-1889)

Maria Mitchell (pronounced Ma-RYE-ah) was an astronomer, librarian, naturalist, and above all, educator. At age 12, she calculated the position of her house with her father using a solar eclipse. She discovered a comet through a telescope, for which she was awarded a gold medal by the King of Denmark. She was then thrust into the international spotlight and became America’s first professional female astronomer.

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor logic, but beauty and poetry" - Maria Mitchell

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Amazing Astronomers: Maria Mitchell (1818-1889)

Maria Mitchell (pronounced Ma-RYE-ah) was an astronomer, librarian, naturalist, and above all, educator. At age 12, she calculated the position of her house with her father using a solar eclipse. She discovered a comet through a telescope, for which she was awarded a gold medal by the King of Denmark. She was then thrust into the international spotlight and became America’s first professional female astronomer.
“We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor logic, but beauty and poetry" - Maria Mitchell

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Visit the Maria Mitchell Association
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