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Emily Winterburn discusses Caroline Herschel's 1787 account of a new comet

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2015 sees the 350th anniversary of the journal Philosophical Transactions, making it the world’s oldest scientific journal. As part of the celebrations to mark this anniversary, The Royal Society has published special issues of Philosophical Transactions A (physical sciences papers) and Philosophical Transactions B (life sciences papers), looking back at pioneering papers from the archive, with commentaries by leading scientists, historians and science writers. Here we talk to one of the authors, Emily Winterburn, about her discussion of Caroline Herschel's 1787 paper "An account of a new comet". For more information see http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/celebrating-350-years-philosophical-transactions-physical-sciences-papers and http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/celebrating-350-years-philosophical-transactions-life-sciences-papers