Stargazers, Part 2

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Today's lady astronomers are following a trail that was blazed by brilliant women centuries ago, but it hasn't always been easy-going. Cristen and Caroline examine the state of this fascinating STEM field and the women who are helping to map the sky.

Episode Sources:

"The Women Who Mapped the Universe and Still Couldn't Get Any Respect"

"Pants named after astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin"

"Annie Jump Cannon"

"Physicists and Astronomers"

"Summary Report for: 19-2011.00 - Astronomers"

"Hubble Telescope Study Reveals Evidence of Bias Against Women Astronomers"

"The Invisible Barriers to Women in Science"

"Women Astronomers"

"NOAO Astronomer Sidney Wolff Awarded Education Prize by American Astronomical Society"

"Inclusive Astronomy Meeting: June 17-19, 2015 at Vanderbilt University"

"American Astronomical Society (AAS) Working Group on LGBTIQ Equality (WGLE)"

"AAS Committee on the Status of Women"

Academic Insights:

"Women in the History of Variable Star Astronomy." Dorrit Hoffleit. 1993.

"Women in Science: 5000 Years of Obstacles and Achievements." Patty Ann Giese. Sociology, History and Philosophy in Science Teaching. October 1993.

"Women in Physics and Astronomy, 2005." Rachel Ivie and Kim Nies Ray. AIP Report. February 2005.

"Senior Women: A Comparison of Astronomy Organizations." Joan T. Schmelz. AAS Committee on the Status of Women. Nov. 15, 2013.

"Gender-based Systematics in HST Proposal Selection." I. Neill Reid. Astrophysics. Sept. 11, 2014.

"Gendered Obstacles Faced by Historical Women in Physics and Astronomy." Kristen M. Jones. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society. December 2007.

Topics in this Podcast: history, STEM, stem jobs, women in stem, Workplace