Women in Science: Caroline Herschel: Astronomer and Cataloger of the Sky, 1st Edition

  • Kevin McCombs
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502623188
  • ISBN-13: 9781502623188
  • DDC: 520.92
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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During a time when women were often alienated from scientific study due to their gender, Caroline Herschel made significant contributions to the field of astronomy. Having discovered multiple comets and created her own star catalogue, Herschel was the first woman to be paid for her scientific research. This text includes ample historical context and primary source evidence to situate Herschel and her contributions to the field of astronomy during her time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Women in Astronomy.
1: Early Life and Education.
2: Caroline Herschel's Times.
3: Caroline Herschel's Field of Study.
4: Contemporaries, Criticisms, and Controversies.
5: Caroline Herschel's Impact and Legacy.
Further Information.
About the Author.