Maria Mitchell Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Maria Mitchell Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

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This Biography is about one of the best Astronomer Maria Mitchell including her Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Maria Mitchell
Real Name Maria Mitchell
Profession Astronomers
Famous as Astronomer
Nationality American
Religion Unitarianism
Personal Life of Maria Mitchell
Born on 01 August 1818
Birthday 1st August
Died At Age 70
Sun Sign Leo
Born in Nantucket
Died on 28 June 1889
Place of death Lynn
City Massachussets
Family Background of Maria Mitchell
Father William Mitchell
Mother Lydia Coleman Mitchell
Siblings Phebe Mitchell Kendall
Awards Notable awards – King of Denmark’s Cometary Prize Medal 1848
Personal Fact of Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell was a 19th century American astronomer, credited to be the first professional female astronomer in the United States. Distantly related to the renowned polymath, Benjamin Franklin, she was born into an open-minded Quaker family. Her parents believed in educating women and encouraged young Maria’s early intellectual pursuits. She grew up in a community where she was surrounded by independent-minded women and she too developed into a strong-willed and intelligent woman. Her father was a school principal and, at home he taught her astronomy using his personal telescope.

She developed a passion for astronomy and discovered that she was naturally skilled in this subject. She was not even 13 when she helped her father in calculating the exact moment of an annular eclipse. A few years later she discovered a comet which eventually became known as “Miss Mitchell’s Comet”.

This discovery of hers made her popular and she earned worldwide fame for being one of the few women to have ever discovered a comet. As the country’s first professional female astronomer, she was much respected and also served in several prestigious academic positions. In addition to being an astronomer she was also a feminist who believed in equal rights for all irrespective of gender or race

 

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