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Monday, 6 April 2020, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Museum of London

Caroline Herschel: Discoverer of Comets

Sheila Kanani

This lecture has been postponed.

A revised date will be announced here and in our newsletter in due course.


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.

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture 

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

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