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Bright Star: Beatrice Hill Tinsley, Astronomer

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A New Zealand hero brought out of obscurity in this fascinating 445 page biography by author Christine Cole Catley.

Beatrice Hill Tinsley showed astronomers new ways of thinking and taught teachers new ways of teaching. A lover of nature and a conservationist who idealised New Zealand, she was also a musician, a feminist, a battler for zero growth population growth and a c
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Paperback, 445 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Cape Catley
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Tiffany
A truly in-depth account of an all too short life. (Scarily in-depth! Such a huge amount of research obviously went into this book. I couldn't help wondering what Beatrice would have thought though of us poring over the intimate details of her life.) The scientific world lost a very bright star (pun intended) when Beatrice died. And to die from skin cancer; what a horribly mundane and tragic way for such an extraordinary life to have been cut short. I didn't know much at all about Beatrice befor ...more
Emily Atamoana
One of the best books I have ever read. Fascinating, poignant, emotional.
Philippa
I can't believe more New Zealanders don't know about this genius astronomer who hailed from our shores. An interesting study of a woman's career that was initially stymied by her being a woman, but clearly she made a huge contribution to astronomy and cosmology.
Sue Webber
I gave up before I even got to 100 pages, I don't dispute that a huge amount of research went into this. The trouble is it is so in depth that I got very bored with it. A shame as I would have liked to have finished it.
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