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MARY HAWORTH THOMPSON
|1836-47||Librarian, Nantucket Atheneum|
|1847||Discovered Comet Mitchell|
|1849-68||Computer, American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac|
First woman elected to American Academy of Arts and|
Professor of Astronomy and Director of Observatory,|
Maria Mitchell, the first woman astronomer in the United States, was born on August 1, 1818, on Nantucket Island. She was the third child of