Fri, 16 Feb|
Institute of Astronomy
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
Time & Location
16 Feb 2024, 20:00 – 22:00
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 hte 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.