New York State Women's History

Vassar College Observatory ...A NYS Women's History Site
Maria Mitchell
Poughkeepsie NY

Type: College

Category/Significance: education; professions, astronomy

Represents the varied accomplishments of Maria Mitchell, the astronomer, professor and women's education crusader who taught at the observatory from 1865 to 1888. Throughout her life, Mitchell campaigned actively for women's suffrage and fought for women's equality in the patriarchal worlds of academics and science.

NOTES: Located on the Vassar College campus. The Observatory is no longer used and is not open to the public. ...learn more>>

GPS: 41.6882927,-73.8804079 Location Map

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