Her father was the most influential person in her life and was one of the foundations to her love of astronomy as he was an amateur astronomer himself. Mitchell was able to receive education from Cyrus Peirce’s School for Young Ladies (“About Maria Mitchell”). Just at the age of 12, she was able to calculate the position of their home by looking at a solar eclipse with h... ... middle of paper ... ...iography”). As well as being a powerful beginning to opening women’s potential into science, she would later befriend Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, amongst other women rights leaders. Maria Mitchel retired from Vassar in 1888, but continued her research.
Vera Rubin Biography - Vera Cooper Rubin was born July 23, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA. Her father was Philip Cooper, an electrical engineer, and her mother Rose. She first developed an interest in astronomy at the age of 10 while stargazing from her home in Washington D.C. Her father encouraged her to follow her dreams and took her to amateur astronomer meetings. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Vassar University in 1948 of which she was the only astronomy major that year.
Born in Germany as Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel, it wasn’t until his was 30 when he discovered what his true passion was. One night while he was looking at the night sky with his sister Caroline, he discovered Uranus and several of moons around other gas giants. While he was alive, he compiled a catalogue of 2,500 celestial objects that are still being used in today’s society. While in his early life he mainly studied music with his sister. His sister, Caroline was the first women to discover a comet, and the first women to get given a paid scientific position and to receive an honorary membership into the Royal Society.
Later, when she was fourteen, Sofya taught herself trigonometry just to understand a physics book she was reading. The author of the book, Professor Tyrtov, also coincidentally her neighbor, was so impressed, he convinced her father to let her attend the Naval Academy in St. Petersburg. She couldn’t continue her education in mathematics past the academy, though, partly because her father did not approve of it, and also because Russian universities did not accept women at that time. There were universities in other countries that accepted women, but unmarried women were not allowed to travel alone in Russia. When she was eighteen, Sofya did something that was becoming increasingly more common at that time: she married out of intellectual convenience.
His mother had remarried and sent Isaac to his grandparents to be taken care of. After Isaac got out of high school he went to “Cambridge University.” He became interested in a lot of classes. The classes were “mathematics, optics, physics, and astronomy.” In 1665 the school closed down and forced Isaac to go back where he lived. Isaac only spent two years at Cambridge University. Those two years became fruitful for him.
Maria Goeppert-Mayer Maria Goeppert-Mayer was a famous female physicist around in the early 1900’s. She was born on June 28, 1906 in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia, (today called Katowice, Polland). Maria was the only child of Friedrich Goeppert and his wife Maria Nee Wolff. In 1910 when Maria was four her father moved to Göttingen where Maria stayed and spent most of her life until she was married. Maria forst started off going to public schools in Göttingen but because she was so smart she was able to also go to private schools as well.
He saw an overlapping of Jupiter and Saturn, and saw that the almanacs and ephemerides of the time were inaccurate. Between 1565 and 1570, he traveled Europe, studying at Wittenberg, Rostock, Basel, and Augsburg. During this time he gathered astronomical and mathematical instruments, including a large quadrant. In 1571, he settled in Scania after inheriting the land of his father and uncle and built a small observatory. Here, he discovered a star, one which had not been seen, that was brighter than Venus.
NEOs are small objects—asteroids and certain comets—that orbit in the solar system relatively close to Earth and could one day collide with Earth. "We've had a couple of close shaves during the past few months," says Brian G. Marsden, with the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One asteroid caused public jitters when discovered March 12. Named 2002 EM7, it came from the direction of the sun—an astronomical blind spot where objects are hidden in the sun's glare. Astronomers didn't detect 2002 EM7 until four days after it came within 288,000 miles (460,000 kilometers) of Earth, which they regarded as a close encounter.
She noticed symbols in the magazine that she had not noticed before and asked her brother's tutor about the symbols. She convinced him to purchase some math for her for futher examination. Her studies in math did not go farther then this until after she married and her husband died, leaving her in good economic ... ... middle of paper ... ... first Council when the AMS began in 1894. She and her first Ph.D. student were two of nine women among a 250 AMS membership. She again served on the AMS Council from 1899 - 1901 and in 1905 she became the vice-president" (Cite).
Less than three years later her mother passed away after fighting tuberculosis for five years. It is said that her first lessons in chemistry and physics were taught to her by her father who was a Professor of Math and Physics. Even though Marie had her mothers and sisters death she did not let it affect her academic success and was the best student in her class. She graduated at the age of 15 from high school where she received a gold medal for her academic success. Marie knew she wanted to get an advance degree yet this was not possible since women were not allowed to enroll at the University of Warsaw.