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Alice Everett, a woman in science

Rebekah Higgitt reveals the life of Alice Everett, one of the first paid women to work at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Download this episode

James Glacier, astronomer and death-defying meteorologist

Rebekah Higgitt reveals how ROG employee James Glaisher had a near-death experience while studying the weather in a balloon. Download this episode

Charles Green, Royal Observatory Greenwich Assistant and stand-in Astronomer Royal

Rebekah Higgitt reveals how ROG assistant Charles Green became a stand-in Astronomer Royal, and joined Cook on his first voyage to view the transit of Venus in Tahiti. Download this episode

Edward Walter Maunder and the Science of the Sun at the Royal Observatory

Becky Higgitt reveals how ROG assistant Edward Walter Maunder influenced climate change research and the debate about life on Mars, through his research into the Sun. Download this episode

Life behind the scenes at the Royal Observatory

Rebekah Higgitt introduces the ROG assistants and finds out about their lives and work. Download this episode