REACHING FOR THE STARS: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JENNIE TESSMANN
with Local Historian Dylan Almendral
VENUE: Avantgarden Gallery
ABOUT REACHING FOR THE STARS
Local historian Dylan Almendral will share the inspiring history of a Santa Ana woman by the name of Jennie Tessmann. With her parents moving to Santa Ana from Minnesota in search of a fairer climate, Jennie arrived at the Mt. Wilson observatory in Pasadena, California in fall of 1906 to become the first female scientist to work at Mt. Wilson as a research assistant. While working at the observatory she would be work with Dr. Albert Einstein and Dr. George D. Hale, other luminaries in the physics and astronomy fields. Find out how her legacy carries on.