Women in Astronomy


Lake Afton Public Observatory

In the image: (top) the Women of the Harvard College Observatory, (second row L to R) Henrietta Leavitt, Annie J. Cannon, Vera Rubin, and Maria Mitchell

The "typical" astronomer is usually portrayed as a man, but women have made important, direct contributions to astronomy for centuries. Today a significant number of astronomers are women.  View some of the objects they studied as you learn about the role of Women in Astronomy.

January 3-4, 24-25, 31, 2003
February 1, 21-22, 28, 2003
March 1, 2003

Programs are Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.  


 Check out these articles from current and past issues of the Observatory Newsletter:

See Also: Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics and Astronomy , Women in Science . . .  and Women in Astronomy: An Introductory Resource Guide from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

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