We are delighted to report that the 2021 Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship has been won by Dr Jenny Carter, a post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Leicester. (Citation ). The criteria for the award are set out  here.

The Lecture will take place on-line at 7pm on Thursday 18 November. Tickets are free but should be booked here.

The Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship was established by what is now the Herschel Society, in association with the Royal Astronomical Society, to celebrate Caroline’s memory by supporting promising women astronomers early in their careers. Caroline, William’s younger sister, started out as his assistant, but in time became recognised as an important astronomer in her own right, was the first to be paid as such. and was awarded the RAS Gold Medal in 1828.

Previous Prize Lectureship awards are detailed  here.

The Prize Lectureship is supported by a very generous donation by Professor Fran Bagenal of the University of Colorado.