Happy Birthday Caroline Herschel!Posted: March 16, 2010
Caroline Lucretia Herschel, the first professional (i.e. paid!) female astronomer, was born today in 1750. I wrote the poster below about her life for the Space Day & Moonwatch event we had here in Nottingham last October. Being an astronomer might not have been her first choice of career, but she certainly made the most of it!