Caterina Scarpellini (born October 29, 1808 in Foligno ; † November 28, 1873 there ) was an Italian astronomer and meteorologist .
Scarpellini was born in Foligno in 1808 and moved to Rome at the age of 18 , where she became the assistant to her uncle, the astronomer Feliciano Scarpellini , who had been director of the Astronomical Observatory of the Sapienza University of Rome at Campidoglio since 1816 . There she met Erasmo Fabri, another assistant to her uncle, and married him. After the uncle's death, they both continued to work at the observatory under the direction of Ignazio Calandrelli .
In 1856 she set up a meteorological weather station at the observatory on the Capitol , which was later named after her. Two years earlier, she was on the observation team for the Great Comet of 1854 .
honors and awards
- In 1872 she was awarded the gold medal of the Kingdom of Italy .
- She was accepted into the Accademia dei Georgofili in Florence and the Accademia dei Quiriti in Rome.
- A crater of Venus was named after her.
- Biografia dell'astronomo Don Ignazio Calandrelli , 1866, limited preview in the Google book search
- Caterina Scarpellini in Sistema archivistico nazionale
- ↑ Feliciano Scarpellini
- ↑ Valeria Palumbo: L'epopea delle lunatiche , page 129, limited preview in the Google book search
- ^ Gabriella Berti Logan: Caterina Scarpellini: Astronomy and Meteorology in Risorgimento Rome . Retrieved November 13, 2018.
- ↑ Scarpellini Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature (planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian astronomer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 29, 1808|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Foligno|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 28, 1873|
|Place of death||Foligno|