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UK's forgotten woman astronomer honoured
by Jonathan Amos, BBC Science Correspondent
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25 June 2018
On 25 June 2018 BBC News reported:
The Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG) is to start studying the sky again after a break of 60 years. British astronomy's historic home has installed new telescopes in its Grade II listed Altazimuth Pavilion, which has also undergone a restoration. The new telescope is named after a forgotten giant of UK astronomy, Annie Maunder, one of the first female scientists to work at the ROG and who made key discoveries about the Sun. The move should help highlight her contributions for a new generation.
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One of the 'forgotten giants' of British astronomy, she got a job at Greenwich in 1891 working as a 'lady computer', doing supporting calculations for male scientists. But she became an adept observer in her own right, and with her husband, Walter, broke new ground in our understanding of how the Sun goes through its cycles of activity.
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