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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 (continued)

Sally RideRide, Sally (1951 - )

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

Blacknall, Carolyn Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space. 1984, Dillon Press. A book for youngsters.

Camp, Carole Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space. 1997, Enslow. For young adults.

Cooper, Henry Before Lift-off: The Making of a Space Shuttle Crew. 1987, Johns Hopkins U. Press. The veteran correspondent for The New Yorker chronicles the training and flight of the crew for Shuttle Flight 41G, which includes Sally Ride.

Hopping, Lorraine Sally Ride: Space Pioneer. 2000, McGraw Hill. For middle school and up.

Hurwitz, Sue Sally Ride: Shooting for the Stars. 1989, Ballantine. Also a book for kids.

Kramer, Barbara Sally Ride: A Space Biography. 1998, Enslow. Another book for kids.

Nichols, Katherine Sally Ride. 2005, Children's Press. Also for children.

Orr, Tamra Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space. 2003, Rosen Publishing. Part of the Astronaut Biographies series for youngsters.

Raum, Elizabeth Sally Ride. 2005, Heinemann. Part of the "American Lives" series for children.

Web Sites:

Official astronaut biography at NASA:
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/ride-sk.html

Biography at Sally Ride Science site:
http://www.sallyridescience.com/sallyride/bio

Biography at Academy of Achievement Site:
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/rid0bio-1

Interview at the same site:
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/rid0int-1

Brief on-line chat at NASA Quest:
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/space/frontiers/chat_archives/ride03-23-99.html

Brief biography at LucidCafe site:
http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96may/ride.html

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

Brief Biography at Aerospace Guide:
http://www.aerospaceguide.net/women_in_space/sally_ride.html

Brief Biography at Engineer's Week Site:
http://www.eweek.org/site/news/Eweek/2007_marathon/Ride.shtml

2008 CBS News Special Report on What She is Doing Now (with video):
http://cbs2.com/specialreports/Sally.Ride.NASA.2.659919.html

5-min Video on Her Concerns about Technical Education:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1996560773716130827

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Nancy RomanRoman, Nancy (1925 - )

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

Croswell, Ken The Alchemy of the Heavens: Searching for Meaning in the Milky Way. 1995, Doubleday. See Chapter 8.

Silver, Lily "Dr. Nancy G. Roman, the Astronomer's Astronomer" in Profiles in Success: 40 Lives of Achievement. 1965, Fountainhead Publishers.

Web Sites:

Brief Autobiographical Sketches at NASA Quest:
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/people/bios/women/nr.html

Her Resume on line:
http://www.mc.cc.md.us/Departments/planet/Nancy/Nancy.htm

An excerpt from Armstrong's book section about her:
http://www.womenastronomers.com/roman.htm

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

Interview with David DeVorkin at the Center for the History of Physics from 1980:
http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/4846.html

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Vera RubinRubin, Vera (1928 - )

Bartusiak, Marcia "The Woman Who Spins the Stars" in Discover, Oct. 1990, p. 88. See also Bartusiak's book, Through a Universe Darkly, 1993, HarperCollins, p. 202ff.

Boslaugh, John Masters of Time: Cosmology at the End of Innocence. 1992, Addison-Wesley. Chapter 2 features Rubin's life and work.

Camp, Carole American Astronomers: Searchers and Wonderers. 1996, Enslow. One chapter of this book for teen readers is devoted to Rubin's life and work.

Goldsmith, Donald The Astronomers. 1991, St. Martins. Chapter 2 profiles Vera Rubin.

Irion, Robert "Vera Rubin Profile: The Bright Face Behind the Dark Sides of Galaxies" in Science, vol. 295, no. 5557, p. 960 (Feb. 8, 2002).

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

Overbye, Dennis Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos. 1992, HarperCollins. Chapter 17 focuses on her work.

Rubin, Vera "Women's Work: Women in Modern Astronomy" in Science 86, Jul/Aug. 1986, p. 58.

Rubin, Vera Bright Galaxies, Dark Matters. 1997, American Institute of Physics Press. A collection of her articles, including several personal reminiscences.

Rubin, Vera "Seeing Dark Matter in the Andromeda Galaxy" in Physics Today, Dec. 2006, vol. 59, no. 12, p. 8. (More technical reminiscences.)

Schomaker, William "Interview with Vera Rubin" (very brief) in Astronomy, June 2003, p. 18.

Soter, Steven & Tyson, Neil, eds. Cosmic Horizons. 2001, New Press. See p. 94ff

Stephens, Sally "Vera Rubin: An Unconventional Career" in Mercury (the magazine of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Jan/Feb. 1992, p. 38. An interview.

Tucker, Wallace & Karen The Dark Matter. 1988, Morrow. See Chapter 6.

Web Sites:

Brief Biography at the Carnegie Institution:
http://www.dtm.ciw.edu/content/view/122/168/

Joe Tenn's Bruce Medalist Profile of her:
http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/BruceMedalists/Rubin/index.html

Brief Biography at the Lake Afton Observatory Women in Astronomy Page:
http://webs.wichita.edu/lapo/vr.htm

Excerpt from the book Cosmic Horizons, at the American Museum of Natural History site, about her work:
http://www.amnh.org/education/resources//rfl/web/
essaybooks/cosmic/p_rubin.html

2002 Interview in Discover Magazine:
http://discovermagazine.com/2002/jun/breakdialogue

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

"Telling Stories about the Universe", her 2003 public lecture at Princeton (video):
http://www.listeningtowords.com/lecture.php?id=319

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Carolyn ShoemakerShoemaker, Carolyn (1929 - )

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

Levy, David "Star Trails: Carolyn Shoemaker" in Sky & Telescope, June 1991, p. 658.

Levy, David Shoemaker by Levy: The Man who Made an Impact. 2000, Princeton U. Press. Biography of Eugene Shoemaker, but with much information about Carolyn's work.

Preston, Richard First Light. 1987, Atlantic Monthly Press. Section 2 is a profile of the Shoemakers.

Reeves, R. "Interview with Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker: Meteor Crater to Palomar" in Astronomy, June 1993, p. 13.

Shoemaker, Carolyn "Ups and Downs in Planetary Astronomy" in Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science, vol. 27, p. 1 (1999). Reminiscences about her career.

Web Sites:

Biography at USGS Page:
http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/About/People/CarolynShoemaker/

Biography on the Universe Today Page:
http://www.universetoday.com/html/articles/2001-1211a.html

Brief Biography at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Site:
http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2001/05may/denver_c_shoemaker.cfm

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

1994 Article from New Scientist, with history and reactions to the discover of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9:
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_shoemaker_a.htm

Brief Biography at the Harcourt School Site:
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/biographies_science/shoemaker/

Excerpt from the Book "Shoemaker by Levy" (see above) About Discovering Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9:
http://pup.princeton.edu/chapters/s6909.html

Her 1998 Essay from Science Magazine on Space Exploration (with some thoughts about her own life and work):
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/282/5394/1637

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Ellen StofanStofan, Ellen

Stofan, E. "Venus: The Way We Might Have Been" in Stern, S.A., ed. Our Worlds: The Magnetism and Thrill of Planetary Exploration. 1999, Cambridge U. Press; pp. 31-45. Combines a discussion of the exploration of Venus with autobiographical information on her development as a scientist.

Web Sites:

Appearance on Planetary Society web radio show discussing lakes on Titan:
http://www.planetary.org/radio/show/00000220/

JPL Podcast with Slides on YouTube (about lakes on Titan):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PP5hSbwHXQ
(Transcript at: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/jpl-cassini-20070103.html)

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Jill TarterTarter, Jill (1944 - )

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

Drake, Frank & Sobel, Dava Is Anyone Out There? 1992, Delacorte/Bantam. Page 152 ff. Has a number of discussions of Tarter's life and work, especially in Chapters 7 & 10.

Jackson, Ellen Looking for Life in the Universe: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. 2005, Houghton Mifflin. A profile of Tarter and her work for young people in grades 4-8.

Lubick, N. "An Ear to the Stars" in Scientific American, Nov. 2002, p. 42. A brief profile of Tarter and her SETI work.

Swift, David "Interview with Jill Tarter" in SETI Pioneers. 1990, U. of Arizona Press.

Web Sites:

Her web page at the SETI Institute:
http://www.seti.org/about-us/people/staff/tarter-jill.php

Profile in Association for Women in Science Magazine 2005:
http://www.seti.org/pdfs/awis%20-%20tarter.pdf

Brief Profile on CNN Site:
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/04/15/tarter/index.html

Interview on the KQED Quest Program site 2008 (video):
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/interview-with-astronomer-jill-tarter--
part-i-web-only

Profile at Cornell University alumni site (1997):
http://www.news.cornell.edu/Chronicle/97/6.26.97/Tarter.html

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

Her lecture at the Long-Now Foundation on "The Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence: Necessarily a Long-term Strategy" (2004 audio):
http://www.listeningtowords.com/person.php?id=37

Her lecture on the Allen Telescope Array and SETI at the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures (2008 audio):
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/podcast/index.html

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Virginia TrimbleTrimble, Virginia

Trimble, Virginia Visit to a Small Universe. 1992, American Institute of Physics Press. A collection of her articles, including several that bear on her own life and work.

Web Sites:

Her home page at U. of California, Irvine:
http://www.ps.uci.edu/physics/trimble.html

Brief profile at the American Institute of Physics:
http://www.aip.org/history/historymatters/trimble.htm

Brief profile at Johns Hopkins:
http://www.jhuapl.edu/techdigest/td2201/trimble.pdf

Interview on the "Science and Society" podcast:
http://www.scienceandsociety.net/audio/trimble.mp3

Transcript of a brief interview about telescopes (with a bit about her life) on ABC:
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/stories/2000/148938.htm

Her "Top 10" lists for the astronomy of the past and future:
http://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/200010/astronomy.cfm

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Sidney WolffWolff, Sidney (1941 - )

Waldrop, Mitchell "New Director Named for Kitt Peak" in Science, vol. 224, p. 265 (Apr. 20, 1984).

Wolff, Sidney "A Search for Aperture: A Selective History of Telescopes" in Mercury (the magazine of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Sep/Oct. 1985, p. 139.

Web Sites:

Announcement of her AAS Education Prize:
http://www.noao.edu/outreach/press/pr06/pr0605.html

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

Her speech for the 100th anniversary of the American Astronomical Society (pdf file):
http://www.aas.org/publications/baas/v32n2/wolff.pdf

Brief biography on her textbook page:
http://www.thomsonelearning.com/cengage/instructor.do?
product_isbn=9780495017905&codeid=2BB6&disciplinenumber=19&
courseid=AY03&sortby=copy&type=all_radio&codeFlag=true&maintab=
About_the_Book&subtab=About_the_Author

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5. (A Few) Articles or Books about Other Individual Women Astronomers

Baliunas, Sallie: see Flamsteed, Sam "Star Spots: The Work of Sallie Baliunas" in Discover, Dec. 1991, p. 29.

Boesgaard, Ann "One Woman's Journey" in Mercury (the magazine of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Jan/Feb. 1992, p. 19.

Conklin, Nan Dieter Two Paths to Heaven's Gate. 2006, NRAO Archives, 520 Edgemont Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22903. A memoir by a pioneering radio astronomer.

Donahue, Megan "Clusters of Galaxies and the Fate of the Universe (or How to be a Cosmologist without Really Trying" in Stern, S. Alan, ed. Our Universe: The Thrill of Extragalactic Exploration as Told by Leading Experts. 2001, Cambridge U. Press; pp. 107-126. Combines a discussion of her work and her development as a scientist.

Hu, Esther "Looking Back in Time: Searching for the Most Distant Galaxies" in Stern, S. Alan, ed. Our Universe: The Thrill of Extragalactic Exploration as Told by Leading Experts. 2001, Cambridge U. Press; pp. 23-36. Combines a discussion of her work and her development as a scientist.

Sargent, Anneila: see Goldsmith, Donald The Astronomers. 1991, St. Martin's Press. See Chapter 12 of this book, which focuses on the work of a few astronomers at the frontiers of science.

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