Astronomy

Wang Zhenyi

Wang Zhenyi was a Chinese astronomer, mathematician, and poet born in 1768 and despite the social philosophy of the time she was an avid reader and thinker.

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Maria Kirch

Maria Kirch is considered the first woman to discover a comet, but for many years her husband took the credit.

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Anna Winlock

After her father’s untimely death, Anna Winlock followed in his footsteps at the Harvard Observatory and completed his unfinished work.

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Susan Jane Cunningham

Susan Jane Cunningham was integral to the building of the mathematics and astronomy departments at the newly founded Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania in 1869.

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Today, meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, the woman who changed our view of the universe and the first recipient of the Annie J. Cannon Award in Astronomy.

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Heidi Hammel

Astronomer Heidi Hammel began to love astronomy in college, and now has done extensive studies of Neptune and Uranus.

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Summer Ash

An astrophysicist and science communicator, Summer Ash loves to share her love of the universe.

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Amy Mainzer

Astronomer Amy Mainzer searches for near earth objects with her work at NASA, and helps kids learn to love science with her work on Ready, Jet, Go.

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Carolyn Shoemaker

Today is our 100th episode, and we’re featuring the woman who has discovered a record number of comets, Carolyn Shoemaker.

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Emily Rice

Dr. Emily Rice is an astrophysicist and a fashion blogger, one of the founders of STARtorialist.

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