Tag: astronomer

Caroline Herschel (1750-1848)

January 5, 2022

Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) was a German-born astronomer who discovered the largest number of comets. Carolyn, the sister of the famous astronomer William Herschel, was shocked to see his brother William’s night star observations. In 1828 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Carolina was the first scientist in England to receive…

8-year-old Brazilian girl is the world’s youngest astronomer to discover 18 asteroids!

October 6, 2021

Eight-year-old Brazilian girl Nicole Olive is set to become the world’s youngest astronomer. Searching for asteroids as part of a program associated with NASA, she attends international seminars and meets with top Brazilian scientists. Oliveira’s room is filled with solar systems, miniature rockets, and images of the sky on two large screens on her computer…