Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ada Lovelace Day - Maria Mitchell

Well, it appears to be one of those new, bloggy things, but someone is trying to start an Ada Lovelace day where we honor and blog about women in science. You should all know who Ada Lovelace is anyway! Why March 24th, I am not sure, it isn't her birthday according to Wikipedia (but you never really know with Wikipedia....). 

My favorite woman in science is, and always has been, Maria Mitchell. (Sorry Madame Curie!) Quaker, Unitarian, Nantucketer, scientist (mainly an astronomer).

I am also a big fan of the Maria Mitchell Association, of course.