It is the 266th birthday of Caroline Herschel, pioneering female astronomer. Some facts:
-She was the only woman to receive the gold medal from the Royal Astronomical Society from its inception until 1996
-She was a professional soprano
-She was assistant to her brother, world famous astronomer William Herschel
-She was the first woman to discover a comet
-She was the first woman ever to be paid for her work in science (and by the KING no less!)
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