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Richardson, Robert S. Astronomythe distaff
side. San Francisco, Calif., Astronomical Society of the Pacific,
1944. 8 p. (Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Leaflet no. 181)
QB1.A422, no. 181
Richardson, Robert S. Women in astronomy. In
his Astronomy in action. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co.,
1962. p. 125-130.
Rizzo, P. V. Early daughters of Urania. Sky and
telescope, v. 14, Nov. 1954: 7-9. illus., ports.
QB1.S536, v. 14
Rossiter, Margaret W. Women in astronomy. In
her "Women's work" in science, 1880-1910. Isis,
v. 71, Sept. 1980: 383-387. group port.
Q1.I7, v. 71
The group portrait is captioned "The Harvard stellar classification
team, known as Pickering's harem.'" See Barbara L. Welther's note, "Pickering's
harem,'" in Isis, v. 73, Mar. 1982, p. 94.
Rossiter, Margaret W. Women scientists in America:
struggles and strategies to 1940. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University
Press, 1982. xviii, 439 p. illus., ports.
Bibliographic references included in "Notes" (p.
319-397). Bibliography: p. 399-416.
See index under Astronomers, women. Cross references to other
index terms are provided at the end of this entry.
Rubin, Vera G. Women astronomers in the USSR. In American
Astronomical Society. Bulletin, v. 20, no. 4, 1988: 984.
QB1.A255, v. 20
Abstract of a paper presented at the Society's 173d meeting,
Jan. 8-12, 1989, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Briefly describes a research paper prepared by A. G. Masevich
and A K. Terent'eva with biographies of 23 Soviet women astronomers.
Rubin, Vera G. Women's work: women in modern astronomy.
Science 86, v. 7, July/Aug. 1986: 58-61, 64-65. col. illus.
Q1.S354, v. 7
Reprinted in her Bright Galaxies, Dark Matters, p. -172
(Woodbury, N.Y., American Institute of Physics  Masters of modern physics,
v. 17. QB857.R83 1997).
Sánchez Ron, José M. Mujeres en astronomía. In
his El poder de la ciencia; historia socioeconómica
de la física (siglo XX). [Madrid] Alianza Editorial 
p. 188-193. plates.
The unnumbered plates appear as the 12th, 13th, and 14th of
a group following p. 192.
Schiebinger, Londa L. The mind has no sex? Women
in the origins of modern science. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University
Press, 1989. 355 p. illus., facsims., ports.
Bibliographic references included in "Notes" (p.
279-328). Bibliography: p. 329-345.
See particularly chapter 3, "Scientific Women in the Craft
Siegel, Patricia J., and Kay T. Finley. Women in
the scientific search; an American bio-bibliography, 1724-1979.
Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1985. xvii, 399 p.
Includes 13 astronomers.
Simkin, Susan M. Committee on the Status of Women
in Astronomy. In The American Astronomical Society's first
century. Editor, David H. DeVorkin. [Washington, D.C.] Published
for the American Astronomical Society through the American Institute
of Physics  p. 187-193. ports.
References (11): p. 329.
Singleton, Esther. Women as astronomers. Chautauquan,
v. 14, Nov.-Dec. 1891: 209-212, 340-342.
AP2.C48, v. 14
Snow, Theodore P., and Kenneth R. Brownsberger.
Women in astronomy. In their Universe: origins and evolution.
Belmont, Calif., Wadsworth Pub. Co.  p. 331. col. illus.
Solsona i Pairó, Nuria. La astronomía. In
her Mujeres científicas de todos los tiempos. [Madrid]
Talasa Ediciones  (Hablan las mujeres, 14) p. 58-62.
Discusses Sophie Brahe, Maria Cunitz, Elisabetha Hevelius,
Maria Winckelmann Kirch, and Mme. Lepaute.
Spector, Barbara. Women astronomers say discrimination
in field persists. Scientist, v. 5, Apr. 1, 1991: 20-21. illus.,
Spradley, Joseph L. Two centennials of star catalogs
compiled by women. Astronomy quarterly, v. 7, no. 3, 1990: 177-184.
QB1.A85, v. 7
References (14): p. 183-184.
Concerns the work of Elisabetha Hevelius and Williamina Fleming.
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Spradley, Joseph L. Women and the stars. Physics
teacher, v. 28, Sept. 1990: 372-377. illus., port.
QC30.P48, v. 28
References (29): p. 377.
Stafford, Jane. Careers ahead: science careers for
women. Independent woman, v. 35, Aug. 1956: 4-6, 30. ports.
HD6050.N3, v. 35
Includes information about, and portraits of, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
and Elizabeth Roemer.
Steel, Diana. Astronomers fight sexism. New scientist,
v. 135, Sept. 26, 1992: 8.
Q1.N52, v. 135
Brief report on an international conference held at the Space
Telescope Science Institute.
Thaller, Michelle. Women in science: a view from
the trenches. In American Astronomical Society. AAS newsletter,101,
Aug. 2000: 7, 12.
Urry, Claudia Megan. Surveying the playing field. In American
Astronomical Society. AAS newsletter, 102, Oct. 2000: 4-6. illus.
"... reprinted from the June 2000 issue of STATUS."
See the letter from Michael Merrifield, commenting on this
article, and Urry's response, published under the heading "Concerning the
Status of Women in Astronomy" in Newsletter 104, Mar. 2001.
Viegas, Sueli M. 20 anos de astronomia no Brasil:
o lado feminino. Boletim da Sociedade Astronômica Brasileira,
v. 13, no. 3, 1994: 27-32.
QB1.B66, v. 13
Warner, Deborah J. Women astronomers. Natural history,
v. 88, May 1979: 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 26. group ports.
QH1.N13, v. 88
Warner, Deborah J. Women astronomers: perfect in
their place. Planetarian, v. 15, Sept. 1986: 5-10, 12. port.
QB1.P46, v. 15
Wattenberg, Diedrich. Frauen in der Astronomie.
Berlin-Treptow, 1963. 7,  p. (Archenhold-Sternwarte, Berlin-Treptow.
Vorträge und Schriften, Nr. 14)
"Sonderdruck aus Blick in das Weltall, 1963, Heft 6."
Names and briefly discusses the work of women astronomers in
Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England,
Finland, France, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Austria, Poland,
Sweden, the Soviet Union, Turkey, Hungary, and the United States.
Welther, Barbara L. The first women appointed to
IAU commissions. In International Astronomical Union. General
Assembly, 22d, The Hague, 1994. Highlights of astronomy. v. 10.
Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers  p. 124-126.
QB51.I57, v. 10
Includes brief comment by Suzanne Débarbat.
Welther, Barbara L. "Pickering's harem." Isis,
v. 73, Mar. 1982: 94. group port.
Q1.I7, v. 73
Points out that the group portrait illustrating Margaret Rossiter's
essay in the Sept. 1980 issue was taken May 19, 1925, several years after Pickering's
death, and presents another taken May 13, 1913, in which Pickering is included;
the 13 women are identified.
Whitehorne, Mary Lou. Involving more women in amateur
astronomy. In Amateur-professional partnerships in astronomy.
Proceedings of a meeting held at University of Toronto, Toronto,
Canada, 1-7 July 1999. Edited by John R. Percy and Joseph B. Wilson.
San Francisco, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2000. (Astronomical
Society of the Pacific conference series, v. 220) p. 24-25.
A Woman's place is in the dome. Sky & telescope,
v. 77, June 1989: 590.
QB1.S536, v. 77
On the special session, "Women Worldwide in Astronomy," held
during the IAU's 20th General Assembly in Baltimore, Aug. 8, 1988.
Women as mathematicians and astronomers. American
mathematical monthly, v. 25, Mar. 1918: 136-139.
QA1.A515, v. 25
Women astronomers at Harvard. Harvard alumni bulletin,
v. 29, Jan. 13, 1927: 420-422.
LH1.H3A5, v. 29
Women astronomers in van of Harvard's achievements.
New York times, v. 86, Dec. 20, 1936, section 6: 6. ports.
Women astronomer's status little changed. Physics
today, v. 33, July 1980: 80.
QC1.P658, v. 33
On the 1980 report of the American Astronomical Society's working
group on the status of women.
Women at the Royal Observatory. Englishwoman's review,
v. 21, May 15, 1890: 233.
HQ1101.E52, v. 21
Cites the Pall Mall Gazette as the source of a report concerning
the employment of "Four ex-Newnham students, at the head of whom is Miss
Clemes," to carry out "exact measurement from photographs, as well
as actual photography and night observations. The arrangement is said to be only
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Women at work: a meeting on the status of women
in astronomy, held at the Space Telescope Science Institute, September
8-9, 1992. Edited by C. Megan Urry, Laura Danly, Lisa E. Sherbert
and Shireen Gonzaga. Sponsored by the Space Telescope Science Institute,
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science
Foundation, Maryland Space Grant Consortium, and the Computer Sciences
Corporation. [Baltimore, Space Telescope Science Institute, 1993]
207 p. illus., ports., (part fold.)
Cover title: Women in astronomy.
Includes bibliographical references.
- Urry, C. M. Preface.
- The Baltimore Charter for Women in Astronomy.
- I. Introduction. Giaconi, R. Opening Remarks. Urry, C. M. Introduction
to WIA meeting. Schiebinger, L. S. Women in science: historical
- II. Demographics of the profession. Billard, L.
The influence of gender on advancement in astronomy and physics,
and mathematics. Skidmore, L. Women in science: past and future
trends. Schreier, E. J. A snapshot survey of women in astronomy.
Boyce, P. B. Some statistics on women in astronomy.
- III. Analysis. Tobias, S. The "problem" of women
in science: why is it so difficult to convince people there is
one? Grant, L., K. B. Ward, and C. Forshner. Mentoring experiences
of women and men in academic physics and astronomy.
- IV. Institutional initiatives. Elmegreen, B. G. Industry perspective:
IBM. Fowlkes, D. L. Workshop on sexual harassment. Schwartz,
D. Family issues. Marcy, G. W., and D. M. Elmegreen. University
approaches to affirmative action. Mead, K. N. Suggestions for
improvements in job search procedures.
- V. Individual initiatives. López-Cruz, O. My best friend.
- A. National perspectives. Smirnova, T. Scientific
contributions of women in Soviet radio astronomy during
the last 12 years. Izvekova, V., and S. Suleymanova. Women
in Russian radio astronomy: reflections by two Russian
radio astronomy women. Hubrig, S., and D. Cerovsky. The
social situation of women in astronomy in the former German
Democratic Republic. Grebel, E. K. Women astronomers at
ESO. Caraveo, P. A. Student population at the University
of Milano, Italy. Grice, N. A. Women's roles in America's
- B. Networking among women astronomers. Oey, M. S., and
J. R. Fleischman. Women in astronomy: the student phase.
Clayton, G. C., and K. D. Eastwood. The newsletter of CSWA.
Fleischman, J. R. Building a student support network. Stolovy,
S. Recent efforts at Cornell to encourage women in the
sciences. Weinberger, A. J. WISE (Women in Science and
Engineering) at Caltech. Hesser, J. E. The NRC 'Women in
Science and Engineering' (WISE) program. Whitney, B. A.,
J. Ryan, K. Entler, A. K. Dupree, and M. Aymie. The Women's
Program Committee at the CfA.
- C. Outreach to the community. Danly, L., and M. Jan.
The Women's Science Forum: a targeted outreach program
at ST ScI. The Springboard Programme. Hesser, J. E. The
B.C. 'Scientists in the Schools' program. Eisberg, J. Science,
diversity, and community: revitalizing introductory curricula.
French, L. M. Hands-on astronomy for middle school girls
and boys. Kay, L. E. Teaching an undergraduate seminar
in women and science.
- VI. Last words. Kinney, A. L. Astronomizing at ST ScI. Danly,
Women hold up half the sky. Sky & telescope,
v. 86, Oct. 1993: 13. col. illus.
QB1.S536, v. 86
Reports a presentation concerning women in astronomy given
at the Berkeley meeting of the American Astronomical Society in June 1993.
Women in astronomy. Chairperson and editor: S. Torres-Peimbert. In International
Astronomical Union. General Assembly, 22d, The Hague, 1994. Highlights
of astronomy. v. 10. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers
 p. -112.
QB51.I57, v. 10
Includes bibliographic references.
- Torres-Peimbert, S. Workshop of women in astronomy.
- Padrielli, L. Women in astronomy - Italy.
- Rykhlova, L. V. Women-astronomers of former USSR.
- Baum, S. A. Women in astronomy in the US and Canada.
- Ye, S. Status of women astronomers in China.
- Burbidge, E. M. Are the opportunities in astronomy and the
working conditions different for women and men?
- Griffin, E. Opportunities and working conditions.
Women in Astronomy DataBase. In American
Astronomical Society. Newsletter, 100, June 2000: 5.
Produced by the Society's Committee on the Status of Women,
the list "includes the names, professional affiliations and scientific interest
information of more than 200 women in the disciplines of astronomy and astrophysics." It
can be found at http://www.stsci.edu/stsci/service/cwsa/women.
Workshop on women in astronomy. In American
Astronomical Society. AAS newsletter, 62, Oct. 1992: 8.
LH1.M915, v. 47
On a meeting held in September at the Space Telescope Science
Institute. Yoss, Kenneth M. [The new science at Mount Holyoke] Astronomy. Mount
Holyoke alumnae quarterly, v. 47, fall 1963: 127. ports.
In the portraits, "Sue Wyckoff 62 is shown at work
in the observatory," and Grace-Anne Stipe 65, an astronomy major,
is seen "learning about the operation of the microphotometer."
Zahm, John A. Women in astronomy. In his Women
in science. With an introductory chapter on woman's long struggle
for things of the mind. New York, D. Appleton, 1913. p. 167-196.
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