Muriel E. Mussells Seyfert (born Muriel Elizabeth Mussells, 3 February 1909 – 9 November 1997) was an American astronomer best known for discovery of "ring nebulae" (planetary nebulae) in the Milky Way while working at the Harvard College Observatory in 1936.
Muriel M. Seyfert
|Born||February 3, 1909|
|Died||November 9, 1997 (aged 88)|
|Resting place||Hall County Memorial Park, Gainesville, GA|
|Fields||Astronomer, Portrait artist|
Sylvia Mussells Lindsay, wife of Eric Mervyn Lindsay, was Muriel's sister. In May 20, 1935, she married Carl Keenan Seyfert after whom the Seyfert galaxies and the Seyfert's Sextet were named. The couple had two children.
The following is a list of astronomers, astrophysicists and other notable women who have made contributions to the field of astronomy.