On this day in 1925 – May 29th – Irish astronomer Mary Brück, née Conway, was born in Ballivor, County Meath.

Mary Brück was a a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, her astronomical research including investigations of stars, the interstellar medium and the Magellanic Clouds. However she is probably best remembered as a writer, with a particular interest in the history of science and women in astronomy.