Chat with an astronomer 2023

Did you know that Annie Cannon (1863-1941) was the creator of the current stellar classification, OBAFGKM, based on the stellar spectra? Or that Jocelyn Bell (1943- ) discovered a strange radio signal -which she called “Little Green Men”- that turned out to be rapidly rotating compact stars that emit very regular pulses of radiation, or pulsars? During past times there were exceptional and lucky women that could follow their passion and study Astronomy. Yet, quite often their work was kept behind the scenes. Lucky us, times change!

We would like to celebrate with all of you the International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

On behalf of the Stellar Department, the following participated in the chat: Brankica Kubátová, Tiina Liimets and Julieta Sánchez Arias

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