First Video in my Women in Astronomy Series

Women throughout history have played major roles in our understanding of the Universe. This series of videos will look at many of those women who were doing amazing work in their field long before they were officially acknowledged. Much of their work was accredited to their husbands, lovers, brothers or fathers. This first episode looks at one of the earliest women recognized in technology – EnHeduAnna daughter of Sargon 1 and high priestess and chief astronomer of Ur.

Donna the Astronomer

I am a keen astronomer lucky enough to live and work in Coonabarabran the Astronomy Capital of Australia! I am a ‘Drover’s Brat’ and discoverer of a couple of comets and asteroids. I operate Milroy Observatory and can show you how to best integrate dark sky experiences into your tourism, farm stay or AirBnB business.

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