Nan Dieter Conklin: Two Paths to Heaven's Gate

This year, for Ada Lovelace Day, I’d like to celebrate women in technology and science by celebrating the life of another early pioneer of radio astronomy: Nan Dieter Conklin. (If you haven’t, check out last year’s post on Ruby Payne-Scott!) A couple of years ago, I picked up Nan’s memoirs, “Two Paths to Heaven’s Gate”Continue reading “Nan Dieter Conklin: Two Paths to Heaven's Gate”

Ruby Payne-Scott, pioneer of Radio Astronomy

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, where bloggers have pledged to write about their favorite woman in technology, I am compelled to share a little bit of the story of Ruby Payne-Scott.  It is only in the last few years, due in large part to NRAO scientist Miller Goss, that her great story has comeContinue reading “Ruby Payne-Scott, pioneer of Radio Astronomy”