16 March 1750
Carolina Lucretia Herschel was born at Hanover
, the eighth of the ten children in her family (of whom four died young), and only the second girl among them to survive.
7 March 1825
CH announced in a letter from Hanover
to her nephew John
in England the completion of her "Catalogue of . . . Star-Clusters and Nebulae".
8 February 1828
The Astronomical Society
awarded its gold medal to CH for her "Catalogue of . . . Star-Clusters and Nebulae", which, although unpublished, was accessible to and very highly valued by astronomers.
9 January 1848
CH died in Hanover
, a couple of months short of her ninety-eighth birthday. The Athenæum
printed a respectful obituary.