BBC Radio 4 Science Stories - Caroline Herschel and the Comets

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Naomi Alderman tells Caroline Herschel's story and discusses what women could achieve in science in the eighteenth century with historian Professor Marilyn Ogilvie of the University of Oklahoma, the author of a biography of Caroline. Alan Fitzsimmons, Professor of Astronomy at Queens University, Belfast, talks to Naomi about the Caroline's legacy, how comets are discovered today and why researchers want to study them.

Period05 Jul 2017

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  • TitleScience Stories: Caroline Hershel and the Comets
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size30 minutes
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date05/07/2017
    DescriptionAlan Fitzsimmons, Professor of Astronomy at Queens University, Belfast, talks to Naomi about the Caroline's legacy, how comets are discovered today and why researchers want to study them.
    Producer/AuthorDeborah Cohen
    URLwww.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08wphjl
    PersonsAlan Fitzsimmons