New children’s book celebrates pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell

Pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell stars in a children’s book in which she uses an ancient language she happened to know: Latin.

Massachusetts-born Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) is best known for discovering a comet in 1847 and for working to inspire female astronomers as a professor of astronomy at Vassar College, which she joined in 1865. Some 205 years after her birth, Mitchell is still in the process of becoming the first American female astronomer to inspire her.


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