Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Who is Caroline Herschel? The Cinderella tale of a pioneering female astronomer

Caroline Herschel Google Doodle
Click on the image to discover her life


In 1828 the Royal Astronomical Society awarded its gold medal to Caroline Herschel, the first woman to receive the prize. It wouldn't be awarded to another woman until 1996.
Herschel was also the first woman to be paid for her contribution to science for the discovery of six new comets.

On what would be her 266th birthday, Herschel has been honoured with a Google Doodle. The Doodle shows Herschel searching the skies for comets through her telescope. 

Go on reading with The Telegraph and learn about other British woman who pioneered in science and maths.

Some more information in the NASA webpage. 

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