Maria Mitchell: The First Professional Astronomer

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Maria Mitchell is the professional astronomer that I decided to research for better understanding of her life and how she impacted the world of science. Mitchell isn’t of this time. She was born in 1819 and grew up in Mantuckett, MAssicuttes. Accoring to, Mitche;; was one of the “first professional female astronmers in the United States.” She did have a very large family, she was one of nine children. Her family did support her studies, especialy her father. He was the one that taught her how to use a telescope. If it wasn’t for him teaching her how to use a telescope, she might not have found an unknown comet. This was the highlight of her carree. At the age of only 28 , she discovered a new comet that was named, “Miss Mitchell’s
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