Caroline Herschel: Discoverer of Comets

 
  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 

Cost: Free of Charge


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2020-04-06 13:00 2020-04-06 13:00 Europe/London Caroline Herschel: Discoverer of 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. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/04/06/caroline-herschel-discoverer-of-comets-221254 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London

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