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Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel
Along with Mary Somerville, Caroline Lucretia Herschel was the first woman to become an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society. She was also the first woman to be paid for her contribution to science.

Working with her brother, astronomer Sir William Herschel, she discovered several comets and including the periodic comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet, which is named after her.

This picture shows her in 1842, aged 92.



Caroline Herschel
Original engraving.


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