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Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Online Lecture

Caroline Herschel: Discoverer of Comets

Sheila Kanani

Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750-1848) was the first woman professional astronomer, and by the time of her death she had been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal and had discovered 8 comets. In this talk Dr Sheila Kanani combines the story of a pioneering woman astronomer, with an account of the science behind comets, asteroids and meteors. 

This talk will end with a demonstration of how to make a comet model using kitchen ingredients.

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Sheila is Education, Outreach and Diversity Officer at the Royal Astronomical Society.

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