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Sweeper in the Sky: The Life of Maria Mitchell
by Helen Wright
SWEEPER IN THE SKY is the biography of Maria Mitchell, the first woman astronomer in the U.S. At the age of 28, Mitchell discovered a comet in 1847 and was awarded a gold medal by the King of Denmark for her discovery. When Vassar College opened in 1865, Mitchell became its first astronomy professor and observatory director. For 23 years, Mitchell presided over a rigorous ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published 1997 by College Avenue Press
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