Women in Science History Event

Hello, Book Lovers!

I’d like to make you aware of a  great reading event taking place during the month of March.

 Doing Dewey is hosting a Women In Science History  Event. The goal is to read a book about a female scientist and then blog about it. You can read non fiction or historical fiction as long as the book features a real, historical female scientist. You can check out her post to read more about it and she offers a few book recommendations to get you started if your interested.

This event sounds like a lot of fun! I will be reading The Stargazer’s Sister by Carrie Brown, which is a work of historical fiction. It’s about Caroline Herschel, the sister of William Herschel, who discovered Uranus. Although the two worked together, Caroline made her own contributions to the field of astronomy. I remember learning about Caroline and William from Dava Sobel’s book The Planets.  In the chapter on the discovery of Uranus, Caroline filled us in on the details surrounding the discovery of the planet. The Stargazer’s Sister promises to explore, not only Caroline’s life, but her journey towards independence and becoming an astronomer of her own.

This is going to be a great event!


6 thoughts on “Women in Science History Event

  1. The book keepers son? Hmm. Does this feature interesting family dynamics and a journey to self discovery and Independence? If so, I would read that.


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