Caroline Herschel, just someone's sister

While reading my Sunday paper I almost spat my coffee across the breakfast table when I read this:

"Sobel also adopts some truly dotty literary devices: posing in one chapter as Caroline Herschel, the astronomer's sister;"
in this article.

The astronomer's sister? And there was me thinking that Caroline Herschel was an astronomer in her own right.

File Under: Astronomy, Astronomers, Caroline Herschel.

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