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Extragalactic astronomy

Extragalactic astronomy is the branch of astronomy concerned with objects outside the Milky Way galaxy. In other words, it is the study of all astronomical objects which are not covered by galactic astronomy; as instrumentation has improved, distant objects can now be examined in more detail. It is therefore useful to sub-divide this branch into Near-Extragalactic Astronomy and Far-Extragalactic Astronomy; the former deals with objects such as the galaxies of the Local Group, which are close enough to allow detailed analyses of their contents. Some topics include: Galaxy groups Galaxy clusters, Superclusters Galaxy filaments Active galactic nuclei, Quasars Radio galaxies Supernovae Intergalactic stars Intergalactic dust the observable universe Andromeda–Milky Way collision Galaxy color–magnitude diagram Galaxy formation and evolution Observational cosmology

Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye

Marjorie Phyllis Oludhe Macgoye was an English-born Kenyan novelist and poet. She has been called the "mother of Kenyan literature". Born Marjorie King in 1928 in Southampton, Marjorie travelled to Kenya to work as a missionary in 1954, she worked at the S. J. Moore Bookshop on Government Road, now Moi Avenue in Nairobi, for some years. There she organised readings that were attended by, among others, Okot P'Bitek, author of Song of Lawino, Jonathan Kariara, a Kenyan poet, she met Macgoye, a medical doctor, the two were married in 1960. In 1971, an anthology entitled Poems from East Africa included the acclaimed poem "A Freedom Song", her 1986 novel Coming to Birth won the Sinclair Prize and has been used as a set book in Kenyan high schools. Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye died on 1 December 2015, at her home in Nairobi. 1972: Murder in Majengo 1977: Song of Nyarloka and Other Poems 1986: Coming to Birth 1987: Street Life 1987: The Present Moment 1994: Homing In 1997: Chira 2005: A Farm Called Kishinev 2009: The Composition of Poetry Kibera, Valerie,'Adopted Motherlands: The Novels of Majorie Macgoye and Bessie Head', Motherlands: Women's Writing from Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia.

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, 1992, pp.310-329. "Prolific Kenyan Author Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye Dies" at AllAfrica

Roger Whiteside

Roger Mark Whiteside is a British businessman, the chief executive of Greggs, the largest bakery chain in the United Kingdom, since February 2013. He was born in Fulham, his father was in the British Army, he moved to RAF Wildenrath in Germany. He returned to Southampton when he was 11 and attended Itchen Sixth Form College the University of Leeds, gained a First Class degree in Economics in 1979, he joined Marks & Spencer in 1979, worked with Sir Richard Greenbury, helped to set up the Simply Food division. He became head of the food division with Nigel Robertson, he helped to set up Ocado in 2000, with Jason Gissing and Jonathan Faiman. He was joint managing director with Nigel Robertson. Ocado sold products from Waitrose, he became Chief Executive of Greggs on 4 February 2013. He lives in Berkshire, he is married with two children. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to Women and Equality