Astronomy This Month

By John Loci

Today in Astronomy History

August 1, 1785
Caroline Herschel becomes the first woman to discover a comet.

August 1, 1818
Lady American astronomer, first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Franklin, and discoverer of "Miss Mitchell's Comet", Maria Mitchell is born.

August 1, 1955
First microgravity research begins.

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