I smiled as I saw my grandfather waving at me from the observation deck as I approached. It was he who ignited my desire to pursue Astronomy. He used to bring me here to view the stars and galaxies through astronomical telescopes. It was heavenly.
When I was twelve, I asked him, “Grandpa, can girls grow up to be astronomers?”
He said to me, “Of course they can, Brittany. Have you ever heard of Maria Mitchell?”
“She was the first female astronomer and first American scientist to discover a comet.”
“So, you see Astronomy is for girls too.”