Today’s Google doodle honors the 195th birthday of Maria Mitchell, an early 19th century astronomer who rose to the top of her field at a time when women were scarce in university faculties and recognized positions in the scientific community.
An astronomy professor at Vassar College, she protested slavery and supported women’s suffrage and equality. Today the nonprofit Maria Mitchell Foundation in Nantucket promotes her legacy, and encourages all people to pursue a passion in science. 
Happy birthday, Maria!

Today’s Google doodle honors the 195th birthday of Maria Mitchell, an early 19th century astronomer who rose to the top of her field at a time when women were scarce in university faculties and recognized positions in the scientific community.

An astronomy professor at Vassar College, she protested slavery and supported women’s suffrage and equality. Today the nonprofit Maria Mitchell Foundation in Nantucket promotes her legacy, and encourages all people to pursue a passion in science. 

Happy birthday, Maria!

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