Women in Astronomy: A Resource Guide
- Faculty / Instructors
- K-12 Teachers
- Other (Women's Studies instructors and students)
Brief description of the resource guide and its strengths:
This guide on the role women have played in the development of astronomy includes both general references on the topic and specific references to the work and lives of more than 30 women astronomers of the past and present.
For a number of years, various editions of this guide by Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College), have appeared in print and on the web, to help instructors and students who want to highlight the contributions of women to astronomy -- both in the past and today. This newest version includes almost 200 published and web-based resources. A main section organizes noted women astronomers alphabetically, for easy look-up.
Planetary science; Jovian planets; Lunar science; Extrasolar planets; Asteroids and comets; General astronomy; The Sun and Solar System (including the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets); Stars and Stellar Systems (including exoplanets, star formation and evolution, compact objects); The (Milky Way) Galaxy and Local Group; Galaxies (beyond the Local Group); Cosmology; History of Astronomy