So I totally missed this “International Women’s Day” thing that happened on Sunday. It was a wonderful time to talk about one of the IYA’s cornerstone projects, She is an Astronomer, reminding girls of all the opportunities that they have in science. (Being a geek: not just for dudes anymore!) I’ll be celebrating next weekend by helping at a Girl Scout event at the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, the place with the space shuttle Enterprise is on display. SarahAskew celebrates with a nod to some of the space-girls on the blogosphere (thank you!!) and the Bad Astronomer (not a girl, but he’s cool anyway) also recognizes female achievement in astronomy and reflects on where we’ve been, and where we’re going.
Also, if we’re going to talk about women in astronomy, we can’t forget the pioneers, The Harvard Computers.