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Women Astronomers

Gender Bias Seen In Space Telescope Review Process

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science

Research shows that sexism remains a problem for female scientists here on Earth, and a disturbing new study suggests it may also exist in space--at l...

The First Female Astronomer

Mario Livio | Posted 09.08.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

In 2009 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) held its general assembly in Rio de Janeiro. Of the 2,109 participants, 667 (or 31.6 percent) were women. Indeed, in recent years, the fraction of women among astronomers has been growing continuously. But who is considered to have been the first female astronomer?