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" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-women-who-mapped-the-universe-and-still-couldnt-get-any-respect-9287444/?no-ist

"Pants named after astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin" http://www.theguardian.com/science/across-the-universe/2013/aug/23/cecilia-payne-gaposchkin-pants

"Annie Jump Cannon" http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/92776/Annie-Jump-Cannon

"Physicists and Astronomers" http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/physicists-and-astronomers.htm#tab-1

"Summary Report for: 19-2011.00 - Astronomers" http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-2011.00

"Hubble Telescope Study Reveals Evidence of Bias Against Women Astronomers" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/23/hubble-telescope-women-astronomers_n_5864782.html

"The Invisible Barriers to Women in Science" http://sciencelife.uchospitals.edu/2012/01/31/the-invisible-barriers-to-women-in-science/

"Women Astronomers" http://www.womanastronomer.com/professional.htm

"NOAO Astronomer Sidney Wolff Awarded Education Prize by American Astronomical Society" http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=18857

"Inclusive Astronomy Meeting: June 17-19, 2015 at Vanderbilt University" http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2015/01/inclusive-astronomy-meeting-june-17-19.html

"American Astronomical Society (AAS) Working Group on LGBTIQ Equality (WGLE)" http://wgle.aas.org/

"AAS Committee on the Status of Women" http://www.aas.org/cswa/

Academic Insights:

"Women in the History of Variable Star Astronomy." Dorrit Hoffleit. 1993. http://www.aavso.org/files/publications_files/paper.pdf

"Women in Science: 5000 Years of Obstacles and Achievements." Patty Ann Giese. Sociology, History and Philosophy in Science Teaching. October 1993. http://www1.umn.edu/ships/gender/giese.htm

"Women in Physics and Astronomy, 2005." Rachel Ivie and Kim Nies Ray. AIP Report. February 2005. http://jurp.org/sites/default/files/statistics/women/women-pa-05.pdf

"Senior Women: A Comparison of Astronomy Organizations." Joan T. Schmelz. AAS Committee on the Status of Women. Nov. 15, 2013. http://www.aas.org/cswa/percent_tenured.html

"Gender-based Systematics in HST Proposal Selection." I. Neill Reid. Astrophysics. Sept. 11, 2014. http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.3528

"Gendered Obstacles Faced by Historical Women in Physics and Astronomy." Kristen M. Jones. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society. December 2007. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007AAS...211.5301J

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