Astronomy Virtual Workshop

Discover the amazing true story of Maria Mitchell, America's first professional female astronomer. Listen to artist and art educator, Gay Bechtelheimer, read the book "What Miss Mitchell Saw" by Hayley Barrett. Afterwards, we will create a drawing of Arora Borealis.

Supplies needed:

• paper

• crayons

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What Miss Mitchell Saw

Win the book!

After you complete your art project, post your artwork in the comments section of the video. One winner will be drawn at random on Friday, July 10th.

About the book "What Miss Mitchell Saw"

Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual—a comet no one had ever seen before! Miss Mitchell's extraordinary discovery made her famous the world over and paved the way for her to become America's first professional female astronomer. 

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the United States Congress.