Comets http://kvnf.org en Western Slope Skies 10/11/13 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-101113 <p>This is the third in a series on Women in Astronomy.&nbsp; Today, we meet Caroline Herschel.</p><p>Caroline Herschel was born in Hanover, Germany in 1750.&nbsp; Her early life was a conflict between her father, who wanted her to be educated in music and science, and her mother, who thought that household chores were the appropriate life for a woman.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1772, Caroline moved to England and joined her brother, William, who was already working in astronomy and music.&nbsp; Over time, they gradually left music and became full-time astronomers.</span></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 17078 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 10/11/13