In Caroline Herschel's Footsteps

This is the only known portrait of Caroline Herschel as a young woman. Museum of the History of Science, Oxford Caroline Herschel (1750–1848) was the first famous female astronomer. Though celebrated in her day for discovering eight comets, she started as a deep-sky observer. In fact, it was Caroline’s initial deep-sky discoveries that inspired her … Continue reading In Caroline Herschel’s Footsteps