BBC.com recently reported on Fiammetta Wilson and Grace Cook, among the first women to be granted “fellowship” in the Royal Astronomical Society – not full membership mind you, but honorary membership which was an important first step in the formal acceptance of womean in the sciences”
“Fiammetta Wilson and Grace Cook observed shooting stars – the chunks of space rock that light up the sky as they plummet to Earth.
“They kept up records of meteors in what was then very much a man’s world.
“In 1916, the pair were among the first four women to be awarded fellowship of The Royal Astronomical Society – a milestone in the acceptance of women in science.”
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thanks to Soror Hypatia for the tip