Oral Histories of Women Astronomers

Oral Histories of Women Astronomers

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Dorrit Hoffleit

Dorrit Hoffleit

AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, John Irwin Slide Collection

Students will learn about the life and career of female astronomers through their own words. They will trace the connections between astronomers, as well as the different circumstances and challenges women in science have faced over the years. They will apply this knowledge to a role-playing activity where they will try to explain the experiences and difficulties these women faced to the rest of the class.