Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Happy Birthday, Maria Mitchell
Maria Mitchell was born today in 1818. She was the first person to discover a telescopic comet! She also became the first woman elected to the Academy of Arts and Science.
She said, "We have a hunger of the mind, which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing."
If you are planning a trip this summer to Nantucket, head over to the Maria Mitchell Association at 4 Vestal Street. You can see Maria's house and gaze up into the sky just like she did.
Read more about Maria Mitchell and fellow female astronomers:
Posted by NanC at 4:00 AM