Caroline Herschel: Discoverer of Comets

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Dr Sheila Kanani

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_Kanani

Sheila Pearson (née Kanani), commonly known as Sheila Kanani is a British astronomer and the Education, Outreach and Diversity Officer at the Royal Astronomical Society.

https://twitter.com/SaturnSheila?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://ras.ac.uk/user/education-outreach/sheila-kanani

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-sheila-kanani-b9942a1/?originalSubdomain=uk

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 combined the story of a pioneering woman astronomer, with an account of the science behind comets, asteroids and meteors.

The talk ended with a demonstration of how to make a comet model using kitchen ingredients.

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/content.gresham.ac.uk/data/binary/3584/2021-06-02-1800_KANANI_Caroline-T.pdf

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/content.gresham.ac.uk/data/binary/3585/2021-06-02-1800_KANANI_Caroline-P.pdf

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