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Caroline Herschel

Is there anybody reading this old enough to remember Miss Caroline Herschel appearing at the BAA WInchester Weekend in either 1981 or 1982?  If so, you wouldn't happen to have a photo to share would you?  I thought the BAAJ Winchester report might have had one, but I checked my Journals and couldn't find anything.

I would like to use a photo of her in a talk I'm giving to a local Womens Institute in three weeks time.  Full credit to the provider of course.

It was a great thrill to meet her I have to say!

Thanks,

Gary

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Caroline Herschel

Hello Gary,

There was a pic on the front of the FAS May 1981 issue showing Patrick shaking hands with a young Deborah Herschel in Hampshire in April 1981 (HAG NAW event). It was taken by Pete Seiden. Not a Caroline, but a Deborah....That's the only pic I can think of......I can email you a webcam pic and then scan it if you think it's of use for your talk?

Regards,

Martin

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Many thanks Martin.  It was Caroline I was after, simply because I met and spoke with her.  However I can use your pic as a backup should I not be able to get one of Caroline.

Gary

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Gary,

There are a couple of other pictures of Caroline Herschel in the Journal as follows:-

1981 (91 4 p402) at the opening of the Herschel Museum.

1985 (95 5 p222) in her obituary by Patrick Moore.

Regards,

David.

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Thanks David.  I saw the one in 1981 when she opened up the museum, but it looked absolutely ancient so decided against it. I'll check out the 1985 reference though.  Martin M also came up trumps (no surprise there), so I have all I need now.

Cheers,

Gary

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Gary, I've just seen a photo

Gary, I've just seen a photo featuring Miss Caroline Herschel in the History of The Royal Astronomical Society Volume 2, 1920-1980, page 229:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Royal-Astronomical-Society-1920-80/dp/0...

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James

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Caroline Herschel

Gary,

I am a bit late on this one, but was looking into something else and I came upon Dick Chambers' write-up of the 1982 Winchester week-end which confirms that was indeed the year when Miss Caroline Herschel was present and "who most charmingly agreed to say a few words to an appreciative audience". JBAA, vol 93(1), page 31 (1982).

I can understand how it must have made quite an impression on you. Sadly I wasn't there.

All the best,

Jeremy