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    BillOB
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    Mary Adela Blagg
    17 May 1858 – 14 April 1944
    Born and died in Cheadle, Staffordshire, England.
    In her 40’s attended local lectures by Joseph Alfred Hardcastle (John Herschel’s grandson)
    She worked on Variable stars and Lunar nomenclature (naming bits of the Moon).
    She was also recognized with a crater on the moon, named for her before she died.

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    Tej
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    Thanks Bill.  I love learning about these past heroes of science.   Just read this article which you pretty much summed up her main achievements, well.

     

    http://www.astronomy.com/news/2016/11/mary-adela-blagg

     

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