Pioneering Women of the BAA – by Mike Frost


Lady Huggins, pioneer spectroscopist


Pioneering Women of the BAA - a talk by Mike Frost


The British Astronomical Association was founded in 1890. Right from the start, the membership included talented lady astronomers. In part this was because the Royal Astronomical Society did not admit women at this time.


This talk tells the stories of many of the lady pioneers of the BAA. Agnes Clerke, astronomical historian; Annie Maunder, solar astronomer and first editor of the BAA Journal; Margaret, Lady Huggins, spectroscopist; Elizabeth Brown, solar pioneer; Fiametta Wilson and Grace Cook, meteor observers; Mary Blagg, variable star expert. And Mary Acworth Evershed, my predecessor as first director of the BAA's historical section.


Next talk Revd George Fisher: Arctic Astronomer


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