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Maria Mitchell - The Making of a Homegrown Astronomer

Thursday, March 31st at 6:30 

In celebration of Women’s History month, Dennis Public Library welcomes speaker Anne Speyer, who will discuss the life and achievements of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer. Mitchell grew up on Nantucket, where she was fascinated by the night skies and nurtured by a seafaring community with generations of strong women. Starting out as her father’s talented teenage assistant, Mitchell eventually became the first American scientist to discover a comet, which brought her international acclaim.   

 

Our guest, Anne Speyer, is the former director of the South Dennis Public Library and a long-time educator with a special interest in the history of women.  

 

Space is limited, so please call the library at 508-760-6219 or email den_mail@clamsnet.org to register for this event.