Babes of Science is a podcast about women who made an impact in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Learn more at babesofscience.com IN THIS EPISODE Poncie talks about Maria Mitchell, one of the first women to discover a comet. She spent decades predicting how stars would move through the night sky, became the first professor hired at Vassar, and in her spare time, advocated for women's education. Music in this episode by Broke For Free, Podington Bear, Kevin MacLeod, Coldnoise, Igor Khabarov, and Kai Engel. Portrait by H. Dassell, 1851.