28/08/2023 09:52 PM | Click to read full article
Caroline Herschel, the first English professional female astronomer, made contributions to astronomy that are still important to the field today. But even many astronomers may not recognize her name. Now, thanks to a new display of her papers at the Herschel Museum in Bath, England, others will get to learn about her. Her story reflects not only the priorities of astronomy but also how credit is assigned in the field.