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The Maria Mitchell Observatory was established next to her home.
The Mitchell House where she was born is a historic house museum open to the public June 15-Aug.31.
It is part of the Maria Mitchell Association.
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  Maria Mitchell - LoveToKnow 1911
MARIA MITCHELL (1818-1889), American astronomer, was born of Quaker ancestry on the island of Nantucket on the 1st of August 1818.
Her father, William Mitchell (1791-1869),.was a school teacher and self-taught astronomer, who rated chronometers for Nantucket whalers, was an overseer of Harvard University (1857-1865), and for a time was employed by the United States Coast Survey.
See Phebe Mitchell Kendall, Maria Mitchell: Life, Letters and Journals (Boston, 1896); In Memoriam (Poughkeepsie, 1889), by her pupil and successor at Vassar, Mary W. Whitney; and a sketch by her brother, Henry Mitchell (1830-1902), himself a well-known hydrographer, in the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol.
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 Maria Mitchell - VCencylopedia
Maria Mitchell, the first professor hired for the nascent Vassar College, was sought by Matthew Vassar to lend luster to Vassar's nine-member faculty.
Mitchell (1818-1889) had already gained a world reputation in astronomy when, while "sweeping" the skies of Nantucket with a telescope, she had been the first person to discover a new comet, subsequently named for her, in 1847.
Mitchell and her father, also a self-made astronomer, moved into the Vassar Observatory, the first building of the college to be completed, in the summer of 1865, and the college opened that Fall.
vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu /index.php/Maria_Mitchell   (672 words)

 Maria Mitchell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maria Mitchell (August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889) was an American astronomer.
The Maria Mitchell Observatory in Nantucket is named in her honor.
Mitchell crater on the moon is named for her.
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 Mitchell pushed Vassar to astronomy forefront
Matthew Vassar, founder of Vassar Female College in 1861, sought Maria Mitchell, an outstanding astronomer from Nantucket, Mass., to be Vassar’s first professor, and she arrived with her father, William Mitchell, to occupy the observatory, the first building to be completed on the campus, in the summer of 1864.
Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) was a librarian at the Nantucket Athenaeum, using the library’s resources to educate herself.
Maria Mitchell’s favorite astronomical studies, according to her first student and successor, Mary Whitney, were the planets Jupiter and Saturn.
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 Maria Mitchell
Maria Mitchell, the first person, male or female, appointed to the Vassar faculty (1865), was arguably the most famous American scientist of the 19th century.
Mitchell was a marvelous teacher whose students adored her because she held them to a very high standard of intellectual achievement (despite the fact that they were "only" women!) and because she believed in them.
What it meant for Maria Mitchell and her students in 1878 was a journey across country to see the total solar eclipse for themselves.
physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu /mariamitchell   (415 words)

 Maria Mitchell
Mitchell never expressed herself on the subject,—it was she, probably, who had the planning to do, to make a little money go a great way, and to have everything smooth and serene when her husband came home.
In Maria Mitchell's childhood the children of a family sat around the table in the evenings and studied their lessons for the next day,—the parents or the older children assisting the younger if the lessons were too difficult.
Maria had no ear for music herself, but she was always to be depended upon to take the lead in an emergency, so the sisters put their heads together and decided that the piano must be brought into the house.
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For her discovery, Maria was awarded a gold metal by the king of Denmark, and became world famous.
In 1865, Maria Mitchell became a professor of astronomy, and director of the college observatory at Vassar College.
Maria Mitchell refused to let the surpressive demands of society hinder her from obtaining her goals.
library.advanced.org /21298/herstory/mitchell.html   (352 words)

 Maria Mitchell Summary
After the death of her mother in 1861, Mitchell and her father moved to Lynn, Mass., the same year that plans began to be laid for the founding of Vassar College, the first institution in America dedicated to the higher education of women.
In 1908 the Maria Mitchell Astronomical Observatory, built on Nantucket Island by a fund raised by American women, was dedicated to the memory of Maria Mitchell, who had become a symbol of what a woman could accomplish in the scholarly world when given opportunity and encouragement.
Maria Mitchell, America's first prominent woman astronomer, was one of ten children born to William Mitchell and Lydia Coleman.
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 Maria Mitchell | Astronomer
Maria Mitchell was born August 1, 1818 on the island of Nantucket in Massachusetts.
On a clear autumn night in 1847 Maria stood on the roof of her parent's house, focusing her telescope on a faraway star.
In 1848, Maria became the first women member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and later became a fellow of the society.
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 Maria Mitchell: The First American Woman Astronomer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Mitchell helped to expand the world's knowledge of the universe, and she was a very influential figure in the late 1800s and today.
Mitchell was taught from a very early age by her father, William Mitchell, who was an astronomer and teacher himself, and she caught on so quickly that she was learning pre-algebra by the time she was nine.
After Maria Mitchell's death in 1889, her name was carved in a frieze at the Boston Public Library, and she was inducted into the New York Hall of Fame, the National Women's Hall of Fame, and the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
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 Maria Mitchell
PROFESSOR MARIA MITCHELL, the distinguished astronomer, whose face is so vividly remembered by Vassar students of recent years, is of Quaker parentage, and a native of the island of Nantucket.
They were, as one of them afterwards expressed it, " all alike inside." Maria, a brown-skinned, dark-eyed, lively little girl, was not considered by the family to display any greater ability than the others, although at the age of eleven, while still her father's pupil, she became his assistant teacher.
Miss Mitchell, desiring to be certain that her discovery was indeed original, had omitted to do this, and she was therefore in doubt whether she might claim the medal.
www.female-ancestors.com /daughters/mitchell.htm   (1994 words)

 Maria Mitchell
Maria Mitchell was an American astronomer who lived from 1818-1889.
Mitchell was elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Women in 1875.
After Mitchell's death, a crater on the moon was named after her.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/people/enlightenment/mitchell.html   (137 words)

 Open Collections Program: Women Working: Maria Mitchell
Maria Mitchell was an astronomer, feminist, and professor at Vassar College.
Maria Mitchell was born on Nantucket, Massachusetts, on August 1, 1818.
During Mitchell's childhood, Nantucket was a major whaling port and one of her father's jobs (he was also a banker and schoolteacher) was making sure that ships' chronometers were working properly.
ocp.hul.harvard.edu /ww/people_mitchell.html   (585 words)

 Mass Moments: Maria Mitchell Discovers Comet
William Mitchell followed his daughter to the rooftop, where he carefully compared the small object in the telescope with the stars near it and the chart on the table.
Maria Mitchell was one of eight charter professors.
Mitchell understood the significance of her position as a pioneer in women's education and became an advocate for woman's rights.
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 Maria Mitchell
Maria Mitchell (August 1, 1818-June 28, 1889), the first American woman astronomer, was the first professor of Astronomy at Vassar College and the first director of Vassar's observatory.
Maria (Ma-RYE-ah) was the third of ten children born to Quakers Lydia Coleman and William Mitchell on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.
Mitchell was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1848; the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1850; and the American Philosophical Society, 1869.
www.uua.org /uuhs/duub/articles/mariamitchell.html   (1583 words)

 Maria Mitchell biography
FAMILY BACKGROUND: Maria was the third child of William and Lydia Mitchell, a Quaker family with ten children.
DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS: On October 1, 1847 Maria Mitchell discovered a telescopic comet, an accomplishment for which she received a gold medal from King Frederick of Denmark.
Maria was given an honorary degree from Columbia College.
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 Maria Mitchell House -- NRHP Travel Itinerary
Maria Mitchell, astronomer, professor and the first woman elected to both the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, was born on Nantucket in 1818.
The childhood home of Maria Mitchell defines Mitchell's origins and the development of her independence in the unique atmosphere of a 19th-century whaling town, where for most of the year, the men were at sea.
When Mitchell was 12, she assisted her father in recording the time of an eclipse, and at the age of 17, she created her own school for girls, training them in science and mathematics.
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As a young girl Maria was inspired by her father to be an astronomer.
Maria Mitchell became a professor in astronomy at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1865.
Maria Mitchell died on June 28, 1889 in Lynn, Massachusetts.
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 Woman in science - Earth and Space - Maria Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Maria Mitchell began her first career as a librarian in Nantucket at the young age of 18.
Vassar College was founded in 1865, and Maria Mitchell joined the faculty as professor of astronomy and director of the
Maria Mitchell became the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science and went on to found the Association for the Advancement of Women in 1873, chairing the Committee on Women's Work in Science until her death in 1889.
library.thinkquest.org /20117/mitchell.html   (233 words)

 Maria Mitchell Elementary : Welcome to Maria Mitchell Elementary School
Maria Mitchell is a cooperative, diverse environment in which families and the school community nurture students to become life-long learners by accepting the responsibility to foster individual potential and demand high expectations.
Maria believed she could be anything she wanted to be and ultimately became the first recognized female astronomer in the US.
Located just north of downtown Denver, Maria Mitchell Elementary School is unique for its creativity such as offering racially integrated classes from its inception, being Denver's first public Montessori school, and extending the school year in the 1990's.
mariamitchellschool.dpsk12.org   (191 words)

 Mitchell, Maria. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Mitchell taught school in Nantucket, and later became a librarian.
In 1865 Mitchell became professor of astronomy at Vassar College and taught several distinguished women astronomers.
The Maria Mitchell Observatory was built next door, and in 1912 Harvard established a research program there.
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 This Month in Physics History: Maria Mitchell Discovers a Comet
Maria Mitchell, the first female professional astronomer in the United States, became instantly famous in October 1847, when she was the first to discover and chart the orbit of a new comet, which became known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet."
Maria Mitchell was born in 1818 in a large Quaker family on Nantucket.
Mitchell was often bemused by all the attention she received as a scientist.
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 Can Do! People: Maria Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
However, Maria Mitchell's sense of independence and self-belief helped her break through these incredible social, legal and professional barriers to forge new paths for future generations of scientists and women.
Eventually Maria became the first female professor of astronomy in the United States when she was granted a teaching position at Vasaar College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1865.
Maria Mitchell obviously had a true "Can Do!" attitude and approach to life - which helped her become the first female astronomer and professor of astronomy in the United States.
www.ucando.org /mitchell.html   (306 words)

 Maria Mitchell
Maria Mitchell, an American astronomer, was born August 1, 1818 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA.
Maria Mitchell continued her own research in studying the surface features of Jupiter and Saturn and photographing stars.
Maria Mitchell retired from Vassar in 1888 because of poor health.
www.distinguishedwomen.com /biographies/mitchell.html   (936 words)

 Maria Mitchell - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Maria Mitchell - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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Mitchell, John Newton (1913-1988), attorney general of the United States (1969-1972), who was convicted of a felony for his role in the Watergate...
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