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March 16, 1750

”As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.” Caroline  Herschel

Caroline Herschel, British- German astronomer was born.

Caroline Herschel discovered eight comets. She was the first woman to be paid as a scientist and be awarded the Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society, The periodic comet 35P/Herschel–Rigollet, bears her name.

Caroline   Herschel – Astronomer – Associated Links:

 

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Link to Profile Photo: Caroline  Herschel

 

 

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