Ayton Meeting – Guest Speaker: Roy Gunson “Pickering’s Harem” – 19 October 2018

When:
October 19, 2018 @ 19:45 – 21:30
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Where:
Ayton Village Hall
Wilson's Lane
East Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 9HY
UK
Cost:
Free for members. £3 for non-members payable on the door.
Contact:
Neil Graham

Friday 19 October 2018 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Guest Speaker: Roy Gunson “Pickering’s Harem”

Williamina Flemming – abandoned by her new husband just months after arriving in Boston, USA from Dundee. Pregnant and alone she rose to become one of the most famed female astronomers of the early 20th century . Her story plus those of a host of other female astronomers hired by Charles Edward Pickering between 1880 and 1919 to work at the Harvard College Observatory gives a remarkable insight on the determination by these women to succeed.

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