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Women in Astronomy: An Introductory Resource Guide to Materials in English

 

4. Material on Some Specific Living Astronomers who are Women

Jocelyn Bell BurnellBell Burnell, Jocelyn (1943 - )

Armstrong, Mabel Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars. 2008, Stone Pine Press. This book for teens has a chapter on Bell Burnell.

Bell Burnell, Jocelyn "Little Green Men, White Dwarfs, or What?" in Sky & Telescope, Mar. 1978, p. 218.

Bell Brunell, Jocelyn "So Few Pulsars, So Few Females" in Science, 23 April 2004, vol. 304. no. 5670, p. 489. (On line at:
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/304/5670/489)

Greenstein, George "Neutron Stars and the Discovery of Pulsars" in Mercury (the magazine of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Mar/Apr. 1985, p. 34 and May/June 1985, p. 66.

Reed G. "The Discovery of Pulsars: Was Credit Given Where it was Due?" in Astronomy, Dec. 1983, p. 24.

Wade, N. "Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student's Story" in Science, Aug. 1, 1975, p. 358.

Web Sites:

Citation and Interview when she was Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society: http://royalsociety.org/page.asp?tip=1&id=1481

Interview on the BBC Program Belief (both about her religious view and her science): http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/programmes/belief/
scripts/jocelyn_bell_burnell.html

Her talk on Astronomy and Poetry at the University of Bath:
http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podshows/993144

Royal Institution (Public) Discourse in 1997 ("Tick Tick Tick Pulsating Star") by Bell Burnell:
http://www.vega.org.uk/video/programme/69
(a video)

Brief biography at the Contributions of Women to Physics Site: http://cwp.library.ucla.edu/Phase2/Burnell,_Jocelyn_Bell@841234567.html

Brief Biography from the ASP's Women in Astronomy Slide Set:
http://astro.berkeley.edu/~gmarcy/women/burnell.html

Brief Bio at Project NOVA site from California State U. at Pomona: http://www.csupomona.edu/~nova/scientists/articles/burn.html

1977 After-dinner Speech about her Discovery of Pulsars (text):
http://www.bigear.org/vol1no1/burnell.htm

Encyclopedia of World Biography Entry:
http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/whm/bio/bellburnell_s.htm

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Margaret BurbridgeBurbidge, Margaret (1919 - )

Arp, Halton & Fraknoi, Andrew "The Award of the 1982 Bruce Medal to Margaret Burbidge" in Mercury (the magazine of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Sep/Oct. 1982, p. 154.

Armstrong, Mabel Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars. 2008, Stone Pine Press. This book for teens has a chapter on Burbidge.

Burbidge, Margaret "Watcher of the Skies" in Annual Reviews of Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1994, vol. 32, p. 1 (An auto-biographical article in a technical volume; available on line at: http://adsbit.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?
bibcode=1994ARA%26A..32....1B
)

Croswell, Ken The Alchemy of the Heavens: Searching for Meaning in the Milky Way. 1995, Doubleday. See Chapter 9.

Reed, J. "A Great Woman Astronomer Leaves England Again" in Smithsonian, Jan. 1974, p. 34.

Rubin, Vera "Margaret Burbidge: AAAS President-Elect" in Science, vol. 211, p. 915 (Feb. 27, 1981). On the web at: http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~cwp/articles/burbidge-rubin.html

"The Stargazer" in Time magazine, Mar. 20, 1972, p. 38.

Web Sites:

Bruce Medal Profile:
http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/BruceMedalists/BurbidgeM/

Interview with David DeVorkin at the Center for the History of Physics from 1978: http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/25487.html

Short bio at Contributions of Women to Physics site: http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~cwp/Phase2/Burbidge,_E._Margaret@932123456.html

Brief Biography from the ASP's Women in Astronomy Slide Set:
http://astro.berkeley.edu/~gmarcy/women/burbidge.html

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Sandra FaberFaber, Sandra (1944 - )

Dressler, Alan Voyage to the Great Attractor. 1994, Knopf. Story of how we learned to explore the large-scale structure of the realm of the galaxies, focusing on the astronomers who call themselves the "Seven Samurai" (of which Faber is one).

Lemonick, Michael The Light at the Edge of the Universe. 1993, Villard/Random House. See especially Chapter 6.

Lightman, Alan & Brawer, Roberta "Interview with Sandra Faber" in Origins. 1990, Harvard U. Press.

Web Sites:

Her Web Page at Lick Observatory:
http://www.ucolick.org/~board/faculty/faber.html

Interview with Patrick McCray for the Center for the History of Physics 2002: http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/25489.html

Bio Page at the Contribution of Women to Physics Site at UCLA: http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~cwp/Phase2/Faber,_Sandra_Moore@931234567.html

1995 Autobiographical Sketch:
http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~cwp/articles/faber.htm

Brief Biography from the ASP's Women in Astronomy Slide Set:
http://astro.berkeley.edu/~gmarcy/women/faber.html

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Debra FischerFischer, Debra (1953 - )

Naeye, Robert "Unlocking New Worlds" in Astronomy, Nov. 2002, p. 48. A profile and discussion of her work.

Web Sites:

Her web site at San Francisco State University:
http://www.physics.sfsu.edu/~fischer/

Interview at the Woman Astronomer site:
http://www.womanastronomer.com/dfischer.htm

Her talk on Extra-solar Planets in San Francisco May 2008 (video): http://fora.tv/2008/05/15/The_Search_for_a_World_Like_Our_Own_Imagine_Earth_20

Her article about finding planets in Mercury magazine:
http://www.astrosociety.org/pubs/mercury/0004/fischer.html

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Wendy FreedmanFreedman, Wendy (1957 - )

Armstrong, Mabel Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars. 2008, Stone Pine Press. This book for teens has a chapter on Freedman.

Ferguson, Kitty Measuring the Universe. 1999, Walker. Chronicle of how distances were found in the universe, with good discussions of contributions by individual astronomers.

Stephens, Sally "Hubble Warrior" in Astronomy, March 2000, p. 52. Profile of her work trying to find the Hubble constant and other cosmological parameters.

Web Sites:

Interview from April 2004, at the National Academy of Sciences (about her life and work):
http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer?
pagename=INTERVIEWS_Wendy_Freedman

Brief Biography at Women Astronomer site:
http://www.womenastronomers.com/star.php?Id=3

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Margaret GellerGeller, Margaret (1947 - )

Ames, Joan. Mastery: Interviews with 30 Remarkable People. 1997, Rudra Press.

Armstrong, Mabel Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars. 2008, Stone Pine Press. This book for teens has a chapter on Geller.

Chaikin, Andrew "Surveyor of the Universe" in Air & Space, Aug./Sept. 1991; vol. 6, p. 84.

Geller, Margaret. "The Big Picture" in Natural History, Feb. 2000, vol. 109, p. 74.

Goldsmith, Donald The Astronomers. 1991, St. Martin's Press. The chapter entitled "Mapping the Universe" profiles Geller's life and work.

Greenstein, George Portraits of Discovery. 1998, John Wiley. Chapter 8 of this collection of biographical articles is about Margaret Geller and John Huchra.

Lawler, Andrew "Margaret Geller: Battling Discrimination or Bureaucracy?" in Science, 12 November 1999; vol. 286. no. 5443, p. 1277.

Lemonick, Michael The Light at the Edge of the Universe. 1993, Villard/Random House. See especially Chapter 3.

Lightman, Alan & Brawer, Roberta "Interview with Margaret Geller" in Origins. 1990, Harvard U. Press.

Overbye, Dennis Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos. 1992, HarperCollins. See Chapter 19.

Wiley, John "Margaret Geller: Star Mapper" in Astronomy, Nov. 2000; vol. 28. p. 104.

Web Sites:

Her web page at Smithsonian:
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/~mjg/

Brief Biography from the ASP's Women in Astronomy Slide Set:
http://astro.berkeley.edu/~gmarcy/women/geller.html

Her 1995 Phi Beta Kappa Address at Harvard:
http://gos.sbc.edu/g/geller.html

Margaret Geller Giving a Talk on "When Galaxies Collide" (2004, video): http://streamer.perimeterinstitute.ca/Flash/
5071fa3c-293a-4256-8003-20cfb88167ad/index.html

Her poignant essay on Science and Society, "Black Ribbon" from Science Magazine (1998):
http://www.scienceonline.org/cgi/content/full/281/5381/1278

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Andrea GhezGhez, Andrea (1965 - )

Freedman, David "The Mysterious Middle of the Milky Way" in Discover Magazine, Nov. 1998. Features her work.

Ghez, Andrea & Cohen, Judith You Can Be a Woman Astronomer. 2006, Cascade Press. A picture book for children from grades 3 - 5, includes a discussion of her own beginnings.

Web Sites:

Her web page at UCLA:
http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~ghez/

Her 2003 UCLA Faculty Lecture on "Unveiling the Black Hole at the Center of the Galaxy":
http://www.webcast.ucla.edu/Webcast/FRL/Ghez/

Brief story about her on "My Hero" web page:
http://www.myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=A_M_Ghez_06

Interview with her for the PBS TV Show NOVA in 2006:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blackhole/explorer.html

Interview for ABC's "Science Show":
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/stories/2006/1652905.htm

Brief Biography on the Poster Project Site:
http://www.math.sunysb.edu/posterproject/biographies/ghez.html

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Heidi HammelHammel, Heidi (1960 - )

Bortz, Fred: Beyond Jupiter: The Story of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hammel (2005, Franklin Watts/Scholastic & Joseph Henry Press). A colorful profile of Hammel as a person and scientists, written for teenagers (but enjoyable reading for everyone.)

Flanagan, R. "Observer of the Gas Giants" in Astronomy, July 1997, p. 50.

Web Site:

Her web page at the Space Science Institute: http://www.spacescience.org/about_ssi/staff/hammel.html

Brief answer to what made her become an astronomer and a Field Journal at the NASA Quest Site:
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/hst/people/hammel.html

Her answers to frequently asked questions at the site for the kids' book about her: http://www.fredbortz.com/HammelBio/AstroFAQ.htm

An hour interview of Minnesota Public Radio about the successor telescope to the Hubble and her work:
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/03/05/midmorning2/

Some reminiscences by her brother:
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1373765

Interview about her involvement in education: http://ssibroker.colorado.edu/Rolesmatrix/matrix/element27/hammel_profile.pdf

Her two appearances on the Planetary Society radio program: http://www.planetary.org/radio/archive/guest/173/

Interview in Newsweek, Nov. 26, 2007:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/70975

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Jane LuuLuu, Jane (1963 - )

Bartusiak, Marcia "The Remarkable Odyssey of Jane Luu" in Astronomy, Feb. 1996, p. 46.

Davies, John Beyond Pluto: Exploring the Outer Limits of the Solar System. Chapter 4 features Luu's life and work.

Flamsteed, Sam ""Where Comets Come from - Hubble Space Telescope Provides Evidence for Kuiper Belt" in Discover, Nov. 1995, p. . Includes some about her life and early work.

Web Site:

Interview from 2003 (with a lot of biographical information) at Imagiverse Site: http://www.imagiverse.org/interviews/janeluu/jane_luu_21_03_03.htm

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