davegodfrey: Coelacanth (Science)
Other than the first one, (in March 2009) where I discussed the deeply awesome Dorothy Hodgkin, I've utterly failed to do anything about Ada Lovelace Day. Mostly because at least initially it tended towards the technology, engineering, and computing side, and I'm a blue-skies scientist type.

When I was growing up there were two people presenting programmes about astronomy on the TV (somehow I managed to miss out on Carl Sagan)- Patrick Moore, and Heather Couper.

So I'd like to raise a glass to Carolin Crawford. Gresham Professor of Astronomy, (a post Heather Couper once held) and a regular on the BBC's In Our Time, which you can download for free. (Such as this episode on asteroids, with Monica Grady).

Being the Gresham Professor of Astronomy, she presents public lectures, such as this one about Saturn-

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