Caroline Herschel: Discoverer of Comets
- Extra Reading
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.
This event was on Wed, 02 Jun 2021
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