Margherita Hack is a famous astrophysicist and has a asteroid named after her "8558 Hack".She is a writer also mainly science books among her famous books is Perché sono vegetariana ("Why I Am A Vegetarian") .She is also a vegetarian .
Born in Florence, she graduated in physics from the University of Florence in 1945, with a thesis in astrophysics on Cepheid variables, after studies made in the Arcetri Observatory. She was full professor of astronomy from 1964 to 1997 at the University of Trieste before she retired in 1998.
She administered the Trieste Astronomical Observatory from 1964 to 1987.
She is renowned for her Atheism one of her excerpts “God is like Father Christmas… when you grow up you don’t believe in him any more.She defames the CAtholic Churches for their interference with the politics and for merging Religion with politics.
She is a candid person and fear no one as she write a open letter to " Silvio Berlusconi" to face charges .She was a left wing extremist believes in equality for all.
"I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good." Thomas Paine