Bringing the past to life with colour

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.

Advertisements

One response

  1. Pingback: Mary Somerville | Tinting History

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s