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ASP2021: A Virtual Conference

ASP2021: A Virtual Conference
Preliminary Schedule

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    3:00 PM - 3:50 PM: Concurrent Session 8D: 3:00 pm PST (6:00 pm EST) - Oral Presentations
    Galaxies and Female Astronomers
    Conference Strand: Teaching Introductory Astronomy – What are We Doing Now?
    Margarita Rosado, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM
    Abstract of Session/Presentation: The achievements of women working in Astronomy were made invisible and even, attributed to (i.e., plagiarized by) their male chiefs or collaborators, putting aside their revolutionary ideas, knowledge, skills, discipline and hard work. I have selected the subject of "galaxies" because it dates from the beginnings of last century and thus, it is easier to disentangle women's contribution to that subject. In this talk I put in context the merit of female achievements and their important implications in the development of Astronomy. I illustrate where these findings have been used without recognizing women's contributions. I give only few examples, but I am working in registering much more cases in order to teach Astronomy within a gender sensitive context.

    By Margarita Rosado of Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the Women and Science Group at UNAM