2016 is the centenary of the admission of women to RAS Fellowship. As part of our celebration of the year, the Society commissioned Time Will Tell Theatre to create a dramatization of the history of female astronomers, leading up to the decision to finally admit women on an equal basis to men.

The play was first performed at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS in January 2016, and you can now watch a recording of the performance and interviews with the leading actors.

The Way to the Stars, performed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society on 14 January 2016. Credit: Time Will Tell Theatre / Leeds Media Services

Interview with Lucy Charles. Credit: Time Will Tell Theatre / Leeds Media Services

Interview with Tracey Russell. Credit: Time Will Tell Theatre / Leeds Media Services

Interview with Kathy Hipperson. Credit: Time Will Tell Theatre / Leeds Media Services