Today in History…

August 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Have you used Google today? Did you see the Google doodle celebrating Maria Mitchell’s 195th birthday?

Who is this woman?

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She is considered to be the first professional female astronomer in the U.S. Maria Mitchell discovered a comet in October of 1847 that was named after her, “Miss Mitchell’s Comet. In 1865 she became a teacher at Vassar College.

Click here for more information about this remarkable person.

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