Women in Astronomy @ Carmel Planetarium

During the month of March 2013 Carmel High School at Carmel, IN, will host “Here, There, and Everywhere”, a science exhibit demonstrating how the knowledge of familiar processes can be applied to understand similar behavior on grander scales, and in very different environments.

March is also the National Women’s History Month, whose theme for 2013 is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics”.

In connection with these celebrations, on Saturday March 23rd, 2013 I will talk about Women in Astronomy at the Carmel High School Planetarium, as part of the NASA Astro4Girls project.

The event is announced also in a nice article on The Indianapolis Star.

The event will be structured as follows:

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Open walk-through of “Here, There, and Everywhere” science display

Short planetarium shows, hosted by Keith Turner, CHS Planetarium Director

7:00 – 8:00 PM  

Guest seminar, presented by Anna Lisa Varri (Indiana University):

“Women in Astronomy: Historical Contributions of Women through the ages to the science of Astronomy” 

References and pointers to additional material are available also as downloadable one-page handout.

This event is free to the public.

The CHS Planetarium and CHS Media Center are located in Carmel High School.
Enter through the main entrance of the school on Main Street. Doors will open 30 minutes before show time.
Children 12 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please contact Mr. Keith Turner, CHS Planetarium Director
846-7721 ext. 7446

 

Astronomical "calculators" at Harvard. Group includes Henrietta Swan Leavitt and Annie Jump Cannon (respectively, left to right). Credits: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives - Unidentified Photographer, Date Unknown, Harvard College Observatory.

Astronomical “calculators” at Harvard. Group includes Henrietta Swan Leavitt and Annie Jump Cannon (respectively, left to right). Credits: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives – Unidentified Photographer, Date Unknown, Harvard College Observatory.