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Talk by Mary McIntyre

Following on from part one, this talk tells the stories of some of the trailblazing women working in astronomy after Caroline Herschel. There were many more women working in astronomy during the Victorian era and into the 20th Century but they still faced many challenges, particularly around education, sexism and failure to have their work recognised.

Mary is an amateur astronomer and astronomy communicator based in Oxfordshire, UK. She is a keen astrophotographer but also loves creating and teaching astronomy sketching and art. She is passionate about astronomy outreach and was awarded the 2021 Sir Patrick Moore Prize by the BAA for her outreach activities. She has a very busy talks schedule, is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, is on the SPA council, and a member of the BAA. She is a regular contributor to Sky at Night Magazine and the Yearbook of Astronomy and has contributed chapters to several other books. She is also a co-presenter of the Comet Watch radio show and an occasional panel member on the Space Oddities live panel show.