Maria Mitchell: The Making of a Homegrown Astronomer

black and white painting of a woman with a telescope

Wednesday, August 7th at 6:30


Fascinated by Nantucket's night skies and nurtured by a seafaring community with generations of strong women, Mitchell, while she was still only in her 30's, had grown from her father's talented teenage assistant to America's world-renowned first female astronomer.

Join Anne Speyer, long-time educator with a special interest in the history of women, on a literal and figurative celestial journey. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Dennis Public Library.