News/Notes – En Manchettes

By the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, April 2003, JRIASC – Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System

The article reports on the naming of a Venus’ Patera (i.e. an irregular, or complex, craters with scalloped edges) after one of Canada’s women scientists in the 19th century; Allie Vibert-Douglas (1894-1988). Allie Vibert-Douglas served as statistician at the London War Office during World War I before finishing her undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics and earning a doctorate in astrophysics at McGill. An asteroid was also named after her following her death in 1988.