Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell

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Caption: PROPERTY RELEASED. Maria Mitchell (left) with her assistant at Vassar, 1888. Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) was the first American women to work as a professional astronomer. She discovered Miss Mitchell's Comet (C/1847 T1) in the autumn of 1847, for which she won a prize and gained worldwide fame. Color enhancement of BM8712.

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Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, american, astronomer, astronomy, color, enhance, female, historic, historical, history, maria mitchell, mitchell, nineteenth century, observatory, people, person, scientist, telescope, woman

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