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ERIC Number: ED360166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Women in Astronomy.
Mercury, v21 n1 spec iss Jan-Feb 1992
This issue of "Mercury" is a tribute to the accomplishments of female astronomers. It is an affirmation that women can and do pursue successful careers in the physical sciences even though some special obstacles have existed and, sadly, continue to exist in both the education process and the professional career process. The journal contains the following articles: (1) "A Historical Introduction to Women in Astronomy" (A. K. Dobson and K. Bracher); (2) "Some Glimpses from My Career" (D. Hoffleit); (3) "Henrietta Hill Swope: Variable Stars in the Milky Way and Andromeda" (B. L. Welther); (4) "One Woman's Journey" (A. M. Boesgaard); (5) "Shortchanging Girls" (N. Barlow); (6) "Discrimination in the Workplace: Results of Two Recent Surveys and Some Recommendations" (J. Price); (7) "A Male Perspective: Not Equal, Not Yet" (G. Clayton); (8) "Women Worldwide in Astronomy" (D. Hunter and V. Rubin); (9) "Forming a Local Women-In-Astronomy Group" (E. M. Alvarez del Castillo); (10) "Vera Rubin: An Unconventional Career" (S. Stephens); and (11) "Women in Astronomy: A Bibliography" (A. Fraknoi and R. Freitag). (PR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Females, Higher Education, Physical Sciences, Science Education, Scientists, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Solar System, Space Exploration, Space Sciences
Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Mercury Sales Dept., 390 Ashton Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112 ($5).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA.
Note: Special theme issue on "Women in Astronomy."