Maria Winkelmann

By Justin Callahan

What she did

  • Astronomer
  • hand to work as assistant
  • 1600's - 1700's


  • had to work as assistant to husband & sons
  • spent the majority of her time looking at stars
  • had two sons that became astronomers
  • loved working with fam


  • first woman to find a comet
  • made calendars and almanacs with phases of the moon and son
  • Cofounded the Berlin Academy of science
  • appointed the academy astronomer assistant
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