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8 Facts About Pioneering Astronomer Caroline Herschel

8 Facts About Pioneering Astronomer Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel (1750–1848) was a German astronomer who made major contributions to science—though her work was often overshadowed by her brother's discoveries. Caroline Herschel initially wanted to be a singer. Caroline Herschel turned her scientific passion into a paying job. Caroline Herschel created a massive star catalog. Caroline Herschel lived an incredibly long time—and was still winning awards in her 90s.

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