Elisabeth Hevelius, Polish astronomer

Elisabeth Hevelius, Polish astronomer

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Caption: Elisabeth Hevelius (1647-1693), Polish astronomer. Elisabeth (born Koopmann) was the second wife of the famous astronomer Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687), and assisted him with much of his work. They married in 1663, and worked together until his death. After his death, she published the star catalogue, Prodromus astronomiae (1690), that they had worked on. This catalogue gave the position of 1564 stars. Elisabeth Hevelius is considered one of the first female astronomers. This bust of her was formerly in the Stadtmuseum in Danzig (Gdansk), Poland.

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