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Caroline Herschel’s Birthday

March 16
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 16 of March, repeating indefinitely

(b. 1750, Hannover, Germany; d. 1848, Hannover, Germany) Caroline Herschel was a pioneering female astronomer, and the first woman to discover a comet. Her achievements enabled generations of women to develop a career in the sciences, a field that was once exclusively reserved for men. Herschel grew up in Hannover, Germany, with ten siblings. Her […]

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