Her Eyes on the Stars: Maria Mitchell, Astronomer (Hardcover)

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Her Eyes on the Stars: Maria Mitchell, Astronomer (Hardcover)

By Laurie Wallmark, Liz Wong (Illustrator)

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Maria Mitchell's curiosity about the night sky led her to spend hours studying the stars. She discovered a comet as a young woman, winning an award from the King of Denmark for being the first person to discover a new comet using a telescope.

Now famous as "the lady astronomer," Maria went on to become a professional astronomer, an unheard of achievement for a woman in the 19th century. She was the first woman to get any kind of government job when she was hired by the United States Naval Observatory. Then as the first woman astronomy professor in the world, Maria used her position at Vassar College to teach young women to set their sights on the sky, training new generations of female astronomers. Her story inspires all of us to reach for the stars.

Product Details ISBN: 9781954354135
ISBN-10: 1954354134
Publisher: Creston Books
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English