maria mitchell

an amazing biography about maria mitchell


Maria Mitchell was a famous astronomer.She was born in Nantucker,Massachusetts,in 1818.Maria's father'William Mitchell,was also an Astronomer .He encouraged her interest in astronomy.

later years

Maria was the first women elected to the academy of Arts and Sciences in 1848.Maria was hired in the astronamy department at Vassar Collage in 1865.She was the first female astronamy professer.


Maria Mitchell died in 1889.In 1905 she was elected to the hall of fame for great Americans. She is known as the first professional women astonemer in the United States.