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Maria Kirch - Windows to the Universe

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Maria Winkelmann Kirch

Maria Winkelmann Kirch was a German astronomer who lived between 1670-1720. She discovered the comet of 1702. She also published a paper in 1712 on the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.

Maria worked with her husband, Gottfried Kirch in making calendars and ephemerides (tables showing positions of the planets, Sun, and Moon).


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