2018 schedule

Sat 11:00-11:30
Mercure Conservatory

Looking at the Sky Through a Glass Ceiling

Donna Burton

Milroy Observatory, Astronomical Society of Coonabarabran

A look at women in astronomy through the ages. Women have made significant contributions to the development of astronomy as a science, yet their work has been restricted, unregarded and little recognized. I will outline some significant careers and show how these talented and determined women overcame the restrictions on their lives to make their marks. Their solid achievements came at considerable cost and attracted little professional recognition.