Trailblazing tales of women astronomers

Before 1900, a woman who wanted to study the stars had to have a father, brother, or husband to do so. Now, after decades of difficult struggles, women are closer to equality in astronomy than ever before. Join astronomer and book editor David Weintraub, and astronomers Hiranya Peiris and Carole Mundell as they explore an internationally diverse collection of autobiographical essays. Find out about the women who broke down barriers and changed the face of modern astronomy.

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Hiranya Peiris is a Professor of Astrophysics in the Astrophysics Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL.

Carole Mundell is Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy at the University of Bath where she holds the Hiroko Sherwin Chair in Extragalactic Astronomy.

Prof David Weintraub is Director of Program in Communication of Science & Technology in the Physics & Astronomy Department at Vanderbilt University.


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