Caroline herschel was the first woman to discover a comet she made several contributions to the field of astronomy. Written by melissa nysewander, class of 1998 (agnes scott college) caroline herschel was born in 1750 into a working class family in hanover, germany. Caroline herschel is the astronomer celebrated in the march 16 google doodle she's the brother of scientist william herschel she died at the age of 97. Caroline lucretia herschel was the first woman to receive full recognition in the field of astronomy she grew up in hanover, the only girl among five surviving children of the military.
Caroline herschel was the first woman to discover a comet caroline herschel was born on march 16, 1750 in hanover, germany her father isaac was a talented musician isaac herschel. In 1828 the royal astronomical society awarded its gold medal to caroline herschel, the first woman to receive the prize. Caroline herschel, pioneer woman astronomer, helped discover the planet uranus, and also discovered nebulae and comets on her own.
Caroline herschel was a pioneer of her time — an educated woman who would catalogue stars and nebula and discover comets she would be the first woman astronomer to earn a salary, acquire.
Today’s google doodle is dedicated to caroline herschel, a german astronomer who would have been 266 today.
Caroline lucretia herschel (/ ˈ h ɜːr ʃ əl, ˈ h ɛər-/ 16 march 1750 – 9 january 1848) was a german astronomer, whose most significant contributions to astronomy were the discoveries of. Online shopping from a great selection at books store discover books, read about the author, find related products, and more more about caroline lucretia herschel.