NZ Post’s newest stamps are out of this world, featuring some of the country’s space pioneers along with a sprinkling of real stardust collected from a meteorite found in Morocco.
Beatrice began studying maths, physics, and chemistry at Canterbury University College in 1958. She completed her MSc in 1962, and her thesis on ‘Evolution of galaxies and its significance for cosmology’ was submitted for her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin.
Her career encountered barriers that faced many women at that time, however Beatrice was determined to overcome those, and her work was eventually recognised.
Read more about Beatrice Hill Tinsley in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography