Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Thursday January 9th 2014

On This Day
January 9th 1848 Caroline Herschel died



One of the first great women astronomers. Caroline Herschel was the sister of Sir William Herschel who discovered the planet Uranus. Caroline was born on the 16th March 1750, she discovered 8 comets, the galaxy M110,  NGC 205 the second companion to the Andromeda galaxy, she also made many other contributions to astronomy.

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