Author(s): Emily Winterburn
New biography of one of the most influential female scientists.Caroline Herschel chronicled both her private life and her life in science in a series of diaries and autobiographies. in 1788, all diaries and journals ceased. As a result, we have almost no record of the decade in which, ironically, she made her most influential mark on science, in which she discovered 8 comets and became the first woman to have a paper read at the Royal Society . She destroyed all of her notebooks and diaries from this time, and her notes only resume in 1797, leaving us to piece together these lost ten years of one of the most influential women of science.