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Author Topic: Watching the heavens: The female pioneers of science  (Read 952 times)
Mercury Wells
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« on: February 15, 2016, 07:05:10 pm »

Watching the heavens: The female pioneers of science

As the bombs fell on London during the Great War, two women kept a vigil of the night sky.

Fiammetta Wilson and Grace Cook observed shooting stars - the chunks of space rock that light up the sky as they plummet to Earth.

They kept up records of meteors in what was then very much a man's world.

In 1916, the pair were among the first four women to be awarded fellowship of The Royal Astronomical Society - a milestone in the acceptance of women in science.

(c) BBC '16
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