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Scientist 3

CAROLINE HERSHEL

Caroline Herschel was the first woman to discover a comet, the first woman officially recognised in a scientific position to receive a salary and the first woman to receive honorary membership into Britain’s Royal Society.

She made a huge contributions to the field of astronomy in her lifetime, both independently and alongside her brother William Herschel.

Click the picture below to watch a vlog style film about Caroline and her brother. Maybe you could write down some more facts?

 

Can you make your own comet?

Click the picture below to find out how to make your own comet. Can you label the different parts?

 

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