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Women and Girls in Astronomy

An IAU Outreach Global Project

Overview

The Women and Girls in Astronomy project supports events that recognise the role of women in advancing science and encourages girls to consider careers in astronomy. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) strongly encourages activities throughout the year, with a particular focus between two International Days adopted by the United Nations: the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February and International Women’s Day on 8 March. The IAU programme is a legacy of the IAU centenary.

 

2021 Edition

In 2021, the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) with the IAU National Outreach Coordinators (NOCs) will be supporting a number of virtual and in-person events to recognise the contributions of women and girls in astronomy between 11 February 2021 and 8 March 2021.

Here are some of the ways you can join in:

  • Watch the extended interviews with notable women in astronomy and our IAU National Outreach Coordinators below and on the OAO Youtube.
  • Meet a woman in astronomy from around the world on the OAO Youtube almost every day during the celebration.
  • Attend an event hosted or supported by one of our 130+ NOCs! We’ll be sharing their events on OAO social media. Find out who your NOC is on the National Pages here.
  • Attend an event from the astronomy outreach community listed in the IAU Outreach Events Calendar.
  • Share on social media the women and girls of astronomy who inspire you with #WomenInAstronomy and #WomanInSTEM.
  • Hosting your own event to celebrate women and girls in astronomy? Register your event in the IAU Outreach Events Calendar. We’ll promote some events on our social media.

 

Interviews

Debra Elmegreen, astronomer and IAU president-elect, interviewed by NOC Tunisia Mayssa El Yazidi.

Chiaki Mukai, first Asian woman in space, interviewed by NOC Bahrain Myriam Alqassab.

 

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