Maria Mitchell MARIA MITCHELL The person that I chose for the Womens History Month report is Maria Mitchell, who was a self- taught astronomer. She discovered Comet Mitchell and made amazing achievements throughout her life. Maria Mitchell was born on August 1, 1818 on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket to William and Lydia Mitchell. When Maria Mitchell was growing up in the Quaker community, few girls were allowed to study astronomy and higher(prenominal) mathematics.
Even though the Mitchells werent rich Marias father, a devoted amateur( some astronomers of that time were amateurs) astronomer, introduced her to mathematics and the night sky. He also support her toward teaching and passed on a sense of God as in the natural world. By the time Maria was sixteen, she was a teacher of mathematics at Cyrus Pierces discipline for young ladies where she employ to be a student. Following that she opened a grammar school of her own. And only a year after that, at the eon of eig...If you want to get a full essay, order it on our website: Ordercustompaper.com
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