Maria Mitchell Discovers Comet, October 1, 1847
In front of Maria Mitchell’s home with the director.
A strong-faced woman with her hair arranged in sausage curls, Maria Mitchell was a groundbreaking astronomer. Today on October 1 in 1847 on the roof of her home in Nantucket, Massachusetts, twenty-nine-year old Maria discovered a comet. Here is a link to a wonderful write-up http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=284 Last year I went