Tag: astronomer

This is a dream come true for 26-year-old Katya Ekyasarate

December 17, 2022

Born and raised in Vadalajara, Mexico, a girl named Katya Echazarate always dreamed of space travel. But Katya’s parents, friends and teachers all said that it is not possible for people like us. Now this 26-year-old has made her dream come true. As part of Blue Origin’s mission, Katya Echazarate became the first Mexican-American and…

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…