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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

What's new: August 2020

This month’s update contains 17 lives of astronomers, whose work ranged from observations of the transit of Venus in 1761 to the study of galaxies in the 1990s, curated by Paul Murdin. Read his introduction and the summary of new content here.

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Elson, Rebecca Anne Wood (Becky) (1960-1999)

 Born in Montreal, the astronomer and poet Rebecca Elson studied star clusters at Cambridge, where she took part in some of the most ambitious projects with the Hubble space telescope.

 

 

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AUGUST 13, 2020

What's new: August 2020

This month’s update contains 17 lives of astronomers, whose work ranged from observations of the transit of Venus in 1761 to the study of galaxies in the 1990s, curated by Paul Murdin.

JULY 9, 2020

What's new: July 2020

This month’s update contains the lives of 14 Early Modern women from Anne Herbert, the sister of Queen Katherine Parr, to publisher Jane Hogarth, and including a portrait painter, travellers, merchants, vowesses, a poet, and a murderer.

JUNE 18, 2020

What's new: June 2020

This month’s update contains 27 new articles, ranging from a grammarian in the early sixteenth-century to a twentieth-century comedy double-act, and with a special focus on the circle of the social thinker William Godwin.