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Fri, 12 Jul

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Institute of Astronomy

CAA: Pioneering Women of the British Astronomical Association

This talk tells the stories of many of the lady pioneers of the BAA from the time of it's foundation in 1890

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CAA: Pioneering Women of the British Astronomical Association
CAA: Pioneering Women of the British Astronomical Association

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12 Jul 2024, 20:00 – 21:00

Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK

About The Event

The British Astronomical Association was founded in 1890. Right from the start, the membership included talented lady astronomers. 

In this talk, Mike Frost (Director of the BAA's historical section), tells the stories of many of the lady pioneers of the BAA. Agnes Clerke, astronomical historian; Annie Maunder, solar astronomer and first editor of the BAA Journal; Margaret, Lady Huggins, spectroscopist; Elizabeth Brown, solar pioneer; Fiametta Wilson and Grace Cook, meteor observers; Mary Blagg, variable star expert. And Mary Acworth Evershed, his predecessor as first director of the BAA's historical section.

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