Monthly Meeting - A History of Women in Astronomy

Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/04/2021
8:00pm - 10:00pm


A History of Women in Astronomy with Mary McIntyre FRAS

Historically, astronomy has been very male-dominated. Throughout history there have been a number of trail-blazing women, such as Caroline Herschel, who worked to change that. But in addition there were countless less well known women who were doing astronomy.

This talk is a celebration of women who worked in astronomy during different periods of history and some of the challenges they have faced.

 

About Mary McIntyre FRAS

Mary is an amateur astronomer and astronomy communicator based in Oxfordshire, UK. She is a keen astrophotographer and astronomy sketcher and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. She has a busy talks schedule and also writes for Sky at Night Magazine and the Yearbook of Astronomy, is a co-presenter of the Comet Watch radio show and recently joined the Astro Radio team.

You can find our more about Mary on her own astronomy website.

This will be held by Zoom and details will be sent to members in the weekly email.

NB – this is on a Thursday.