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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:

 

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.

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, discoverer of pulsars, interviewed by NOC Trinidad and Tobago Dr Shirin Haque.

Lydia Cidale, co-chair of the IAU Working Group Women in Astronomy, interviewed by Hiroko Tsuzuki, NAOJ Public Relations Officer and OAO Collaborator.

Salma Sylla Mbaye, NOC Senegal and PhD student, interviewed by Avivah Yamani, NOC Indonesia.

 

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