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Women in Astronomy: A Resource Guide

Target Audience:

  • Faculty / Instructors
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Undergraduates
  • 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. 

File Attachments

5.6 Women in Astronomy.pdf   463 KB

Digital Object Identifier

Submitted By:

First Name:Andrew
Last Name:Fraknoi
Institution:Foothill College