Stars in Her Heart (Caroline Herschel)

by Ella M. Robinson

Paperback, 1971

Status

Check shelf

Call number

92 He

Publication

TEACH Services Inc. (2005), 128 pages

Description

Young Caroline Herschel would never have believed it if you had told her that she, along with her older brother, William, would one day be honored by kings. Brought up in Germany 200 years ago, Caroline was taught that a woman's place was in the kitchen. But she wanted a profession and independence. Then William rescued her from being the family drudge, took her to England, and trained her as a singer. At first Caroline was annoyed by the clutter of his hobby--telescope making. Later, when he became a full-time astronomer, she was bored with calculating star positions and recording observations for him. But she soon caught his enthusiasm for the stars. She found eight comets, and William's discoveries, and Caroline's careful records, enabled people to see and understand more of the universe than ever before.… (more)

Local notes

0000-0958-3050

Physical description

128 p.

ISBN

1572583185 / 9781572583184
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