NT6520 : Plaque to Mary Somerville, Jedburgh

taken 6 years ago, near to Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Plaque to Mary Somerville, Jedburgh
Plaque to Mary Somerville, Jedburgh
Situated alongside the plaque to Sir David Brewster, appropriately enough as they were close contemporaries born in Jedburgh who rose to distinction. Mary Somerville displayed an early aptitude for mathematics and astronomy. In 1831 she completed ‘The Mechanism of the Heavens’, a translation of Laplace’s important work on the detailed motions of the solar system. Along with Caroline Herschel she was a pioneer woman member of the Royal Astronomical Society. Her other work encompassed physical geography and mineralogy; she received many honours from learned societies and her name is now perpetuated by an Oxford college, a distinction afforded to a select few.
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Friday, 23 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 25 September, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6521 2056 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.6567N 2:33.1176W
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