passerineart:

when the signs of her vitiligo started appearing, her mother would tell her there was no reason to worry, or to be ashamed; her body was merely starting to show the stardust our bodies are made out of, turning her body into the milky way
idk playing around with the design for my upcoming black/desi girl with vitiligo, she wants to become an astronomer and is very passionate about astronomy and stars and the vast galaxy

passerineart:

when the signs of her vitiligo started appearing, her mother would tell her there was no reason to worry, or to be ashamed; her body was merely starting to show the stardust our bodies are made out of, turning her body into the milky way

idk playing around with the design for my upcoming black/desi girl with vitiligo, she wants to become an astronomer and is very passionate about astronomy and stars and the vast galaxy

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Maria Winkelmann Kirch (1670-1720)
Art by Esther Polak (website, tumblr)
Maria is best known as the first woman to discover a comet (C/1702H1).  However, during her lifetime the discovery was generally credited to her husband Gottfried because he published the initial finding.  Gottfried admitted it was Maria’s discovery, but that information was unclear in the original paper.  The confusion may have been unintentional as the results were published in a prestigious Latin journal and Maria preferred to write in German.
During their marriage, Maria assisted Gottfried, the official astronomer of the Berlin Academy of Sciences, in creating calenders and almanacs for navigation.  These were very important and profitable materials for the Academy and required a great deal of skill to make.  Maria also published under her own name in German and was known in astronomical circles for her work on the movement of the planets.  
After Gottfried’s death in 1710, Maria attempted to take over her husband’s role as the Academy’s calendar maker.  Although she had the support of the Academy’s president and had fulfilled her husband’s obligations during his illness, her request was denied.  Maria was admitted as a member of the Academy and six years later she became an assistant to her son Christfried, the newly appointed director of the Academy’s observatory.  After Maria’s death in 1720, her three daughters continued to assist Christfried.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Maria Winkelmann Kirch (1670-1720)

Art by Esther Polak (website, tumblr)

Maria is best known as the first woman to discover a comet (C/1702H1).  However, during her lifetime the discovery was generally credited to her husband Gottfried because he published the initial finding.  Gottfried admitted it was Maria’s discovery, but that information was unclear in the original paper.  The confusion may have been unintentional as the results were published in a prestigious Latin journal and Maria preferred to write in German.

During their marriage, Maria assisted Gottfried, the official astronomer of the Berlin Academy of Sciences, in creating calenders and almanacs for navigation.  These were very important and profitable materials for the Academy and required a great deal of skill to make.  Maria also published under her own name in German and was known in astronomical circles for her work on the movement of the planets.  

After Gottfried’s death in 1710, Maria attempted to take over her husband’s role as the Academy’s calendar maker.  Although she had the support of the Academy’s president and had fulfilled her husband’s obligations during his illness, her request was denied.  Maria was admitted as a member of the Academy and six years later she became an assistant to her son Christfried, the newly appointed director of the Academy’s observatory.  After Maria’s death in 1720, her three daughters continued to assist Christfried.

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keepcalm-anddontpanic:

mijbilcreatures:

So, as I promised.. here’s Mijbil Creatures’ Toothless Giveaway! :)

This OOAK figurine is just 1 inch high, handsculpted, handpainted, glazed three times for protection and ready to be adopted, cuddled and trained. :)

Here are the rules - not many, I promise!

- just reblog this post to enter the giveaway

- you do not need to follow me.. but hey, dragons! there are always tiny dragons at Mijbil Creatures, and kittens, and general cuteness, so maybe - maybe - after all it would be an awesome idea to follow me. Just saying..  ;P

- if you could find the time to like my Facebook page, that would also be awesome - still, not mandatory, but you’d gain my endless gratitude :)

- I will ship to any country in the world, so anyone is welcome to join, but please you need to be at least 18 to enter the giveaway

- the winner will be chosen randomly on August 10th 2014

Ok, I think that’s pretty much all.. Good luck everyone, and big hugs from Sweden! <3

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OMG this is the cutest toothless!

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May the force be ever in your favor, Harry.
Gandalf (The Chronicles of Narnia)

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THIS IS THE ONE GIF SET I HAVE WAITED MY ENTIRE LIFE FOR

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Tenth Doctor, The Nemonite Invasion

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Tenth Doctor, The Nemonite Invasion

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