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Plaque unveiled in honour of ‘woman who mapped the moon’

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Plaque unveiled in honour of ‘woman who mapped the moon’

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A TWO year project to commemorate an extraordinary academic from Cheadle has culminated in the unveiling of a memorial plaque in the town.

Blacksmith, Jim Plant, designed and created a special plaque in honour of Mary Adela Blagg, who was one of the first women to become a Fellow at the Royal Astronomical Society.

A crater of the moon was named after Miss Blagg, who became renowned for her work mapping lunar features.

At a special ceremony on Sunday, the plaque – which depicts the moon with the Blagg crater at its centre – was unveiled, recognising Mary Blagg as an astronomer, selenographer and variable star analyst.

Historian, Mike Plant, of Cheadle Discovery Group, initially started the research into the history of the noted astronomer.

He said: “At first very little information was available, but piece by piece the story of an extraordinary woman unfolded.

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  • I think this is such an important piece of Cheadle's history. Wonderful that Mary Blagg has been recognised in this way. Well done Mike Plant of the Cheadle Discovery Group and Jim Plant who designed and created Mary's special plaque.
    Written by Trevor Siggers, August 22, 2021 - Reply


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