Female atronomers

Female atronomers

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Credit: EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Female astronomers attending a Carnegie event. Left to right: Susan Hoban, program coordinator for NASA's 'Applied Information Systems Research program'; Vera Rubin, most famous for her proposal of dark matter; Wendy Freedman, measured the Hubble constant, which describes the rate of the universe's expansion; Sandra Faber, head of the team that discovered 'The Great Attractor', a gravity anomaly in intergalactic space; Alison Campbell, won the 2005 NZAS Science Communicator Award, for excellence in communicating to the general public in an area of science or technology; Nancy Roman, the first Chief of Astronomy in the Office of Space Science at NASA. Photographed 8 May 1988.

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