Maria Winkelmann

By Brandon Palomo

What time period was she in ?

She lived in the 16th and 17th century.

What did she do ?

She was the most famous of the female astronomers in Germany. She was a self taught astronome, she began practicing when she married Gottfried Kirch, Prussia's foremost a

astronomer.

What were her contributions?

She was the first woman that discovered a comet.But most of her contribution were rejected due to her being a woman.