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Vera Rubin People

Vera Rubin

Published: 28 December 2016

Vera Rubin, who died aged 88 on 25 December, was a distinguished astrophysicist and Gold Medalist of the RAS, who built her career on data that conflicted with received wisdom.

Solar century People

Solar century

Published: 2 October 2016

Annie Maunder was a clever, determined and resourceful solar physicist who pursued her science despite significant obstacles. Her insights and observations remain valuable today.

A woman's place People

A woman's place

Published: 10 August 2016

The Victorian urge for self-help and modernisation affected women astronomers, who played significant roles in civic astronomy societies; they were among the founders of the British Astronomical Association.

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