This weeks person in history is Maria Mitchell. She was a self-taught astronomer and a teacher. This is a fun read.
Maria Mitchell was born on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket on August 1, 1818. During Mitchell’s childhood, Nantucket was a major whaling port, and one of her father’s jobs (he was also a banker and schoolteacher) was making sure that ships’ chronometers were working properly. Click here to read more.