Maria Mitchell Association
Maria Mitchell Birthplace House
At the Maria Mitchell Birthplace House , docents tell the inspiring story of Maria (pronounced 'Mariah') Mitchell (1818-89), who was...
Vestal St Observatory
Next door to the Maria Mitchell Birthplace House, at Vestal St Observatory , student interns demonstrate principles and techniques of...
A walk through the NHA’s Hadwen House , a Greek Revival home built in 1845 by a whaling merchant, provides testimony to just how...
Maria Mitchell Association information
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The Maria Mitchell Association is devoted to Maria (pronounced 'Mariah') Mitchell (1818-89), who was America's first female astronomer. Astronomy was no mere hobby on Nantucket: the nearly 100 whaling ships based here navigated by the stars, and the Mitchell family calibrated ships' instruments. Maria is revered for discovering a comet in the 1840s, beating some of the world's leading scientists.
The association runs the Maria Mitchell Birthplace House, Vestal St Observatory and Loines Observatory.