Caroline Herschel: Astronomy's Cinderella

UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 27: Engraving showing the astronomer Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) in 1841 at the age of 92. Caroline was the younger sister of the famous astronomer Sir William Herschel (1738-1822). She was a devoted observing assistant to Willi

Herschel managed to break the barrier of women in scientific fields far earlier than you might suspect, in part because of her association with her brother, and in equal measure due to her steadfast dedication to her work. Read the show notes here.

Topics in this Podcast: 18th century, 19th century, biographies, Germany, astronomy, women in STEM, women, King George III, william herschel, england, caroline herschel, women's rights, telescopes