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BBC Radio 4 21:00 "Caroline Hershel and the Comets"


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In a few minutes,   Science Stories Episode5

snip "Caroline became William's assistant. She ran the household and he taught her to look at the stars, schooling her in his techniques for long nights spent "sweeping the stars" - taking a small patch of sky and noting everything she saw there, then moving on methodically. Although she was initially reluctant to take up astronomy she began to enjoy it. William built her a telescope and on 1st August 1786, Caroline found her first comet. " /snip

Apologies if already mentioned elsewhere, I just spotted it next on.

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