Maria Mitchell

Standard Name: Mitchell, Maria

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Occupation Agnes Mary Clerke
AMC 's passion for astronomy led to her success and recognition in the field of this predominantly masculine science. Though she was never officially employed as an astronomer, she declined an offer to work for...

Timeline

1847
American astronomer Maria Mitchell was awarded a gold medal by the King of Denmark for discovering a new comet.
1848
Astronomer Maria Mitchell was the first woman elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences .
1865
Maria Mitchell became the first woman to be appointed as a professor of astronomy, at Vassar College.