Maria Mitchell: Pioneering American Astronomer

Maria Mitchell: Pioneering American Astronomer

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Maria Mitchell with her students

Maria Mitchell with her students

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Students will learn about Maria Mitchell and her work in observational astronomy.  This lesson is intended to teach students about the early history of astronomy in America and the position of women in science during the 1800s. This lesson will also demonstrate the relevance of this history to current scientific work.