something already in the past

This wonderful photograph of a Chestnut tree in the South Downs featured in the Scotsman, 16 February 2021. I have superimposed onto this image the words of Kathleen Jamie from … Continue reading something already in the past

MERRYTHOUGHT

The day that Andrew was born I bought him a MERRYTHOUGHT teddy bear. We named this teddy ‘HALE BOPP’ as this comet was bright in the night sky as our … Continue reading MERRYTHOUGHT

CAMPFIRE CONVERSATIONS

Wouldn’t it be lovely to sit around a campfire and listen to a story told by Karine Polwart about supernovas! This, followed by her singing! [As reported in the Scotsman,16 … Continue reading CAMPFIRE CONVERSATIONS

Florence Taylor

Florence Taylor Hildred (1865–1932) was the first female member of Leeds Astronomical Society. Florence  had research interests in women’s astronomical history and also women’s suffrage.  In 1896, she lectured on … Continue reading Florence Taylor