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Caroline's Comets : A True Story (School And Library) (Emily Arnold McCully)

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Caroline Herschel (1750–1848) was not only one of the greatest astronomers who ever lived but also the first woman to be paid for her scientific work. Born the youngest daughter of a poor family in Hanover, Germany, she was scarred from smallpox, stunted from typhus and used by her parents as a scullery maid. But when her favorite brother, William, left for England, he took her with him. The siblings shared a passion for stars, and together they built the greatest telescope of their age, working tirelessly on star charts. Using their telescope, Caroline discovered fourteen nebulae and two galaxies, was the first woman to discover a comet, and became the first woman officially employed as a scientist—by no less than the King of England! The information from the Herschels’ star catalogs is still used by space agencies today.

A 2018 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12!

Number of Pages: 31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Format: Library
Publisher: Holiday House
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Emily Arnold McCully
Language: English
Street Date: February 28, 2017
TCIN: 51744288
UPC: 9780823436644
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-1062
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