Above and Beyond – Women Astronomers
Above and Beyond: How Women Astronomers and Astronauts Brought Space Down to Earth
Take a tour through two thousand years of women’s contributions to the study and exploration of space—from the first Babylonian astronomers to the women directing planetary surveys and working in space. Dale DeBakcsy will explore the major advancements in astronomy contributed by women, through the stories of female figures from the 24th century BCE to the modern day. Through a mixture of anecdotal stories, science, biography, and the history of what women have been allowed to do in different time periods in various nations, Dale will bring these women and their accomplishments to life. Having lived in Bonners Ferry in the past, he is looking forward to coming back to North Idaho for this talk at the Sandpoint Library.
About the Author:
Dale DeBakcsy has been writing the Women In Science column since 2013. He is the author of A History of Women in Medicine and Medical Research, A History of Women in Astronomy and Space Exploration, and the upcoming A History of Women in Mathematics and A History of Women in Psychology and Neuroscience, from Pen & Sword Books. At present, he is working on completing a complete survey of the albums of Elton John, because he is also a giant music nerd. Dale is also the author of The Cartoon History of Humanism (Humanist Press) and was for eleven years the artist and co-writer behind the lovable yet surreal webcomic Frederick the Great: A Most Lamentable Comedy Breaching Time and Space.