05-03-21 Who is this “Garrulous” gentleman?

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This garrulous gentleman (when president of Harvard) helped a twenty-nine year old lady when she discovered something special in 1847. She was given an award for her discovery from a foreign government and went on to have a stellar career.

1. Who is the lady with the stellar career?
2. Who is the garrulous gentleman?
3. What did she discover?
4. From what country was she given the award?
5. What was the award?

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1) The lady was Maria Mitchell of Nantucket
2) the garrulous gentleman was Edward Everett
3) She discovered a Telescopic Comet
4) From Denmark
5) the King of Denmark's Comet Medal

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1. Who is the lady with the stellar career? Maria Mitchell.
2. Who is the garrulous gentleman? Edward Everett.
3. What did she discover? A comet, invisible to the naked eye, subsequently named Miss Mitchell's Comet.
4. From what country was she given the award? Denmark.
5. What was the award? A gold medal.

https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/maria-mitchell-discovers-comet/
 

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This garrulous gentleman (when president of Harvard) helped a twenty-nine year old lady when she discovered something special in 1847. She was given an award for her discovery from a foreign government and went on to have a stellar career.

1. Who is the lady with the stellar career?
2. Who is the garrulous gentleman?
3. What did she discover?
4. From what country was she given the award?
5. What was the award?

credit: @DBF
1. Maria Mitchell (1818-1889);
2. Edward Everett (1794-1865);
3. 'Miss Mitchell's Comet' (C/1847 T1);
4. Denmark;
5. A gold Medal.
Source: Renée L. Bergland,
Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science: An Astronomer Among the American Romantics, (Boston: Beacon Press, 2008), pp. 66-68.
 

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1. Maria Mitchell
2. Edward Everett
3. a comet ("Miss Mitchell's Comet", now known as C/1847 T1 according to Wikipedia)
4. Denmark
5. An inscribed gold medal. The prize was established by Danish king Frederick VI for anyone who discovered a comet using a telescope.
And yes, being an astronomer, she certainly did go on to have a stellar career.
https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/maria-mitchell-discovers-comet/
https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/1.2982125
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Mitchell
 
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1. Who is the lady with the stellar career ? Maria Mitchell ; a Quaker lady she was the first recognized female astronomer in America.

2. Who is the garrulous gentleman ? Edward Everett; President of Harvard University, and in later years recognized as the foremost American orator of his time.

3. What did she discover ? A Comet; officially known as C/1847 T1, it is more commonly called "Miss Mitchell's Comet".

4. From what country was she given the award ? Denmark

5. What was the award ? A gold medal; The medal had been offered in 1832 by King Frederick VI of Denmark to the first person who discovered a comet by telescope. By the time the comet was discovered, the king was dead — but his son, though uninterested in science, had resolved to make good on his father’s promise. On Oct. 6, 1848, King Frederick VII awarded Maria Mitchell the gold medal.
 
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