More than 100 years after Harvard employed 80 female “computers” who studied the stars, a new team of women are documenting their discoveries.
One would have assumed that gender-positive changes would take place earlier than in other circles among such highly educated scientists.
Vishveshwara inspired several generations of Indian physicists. Many of the internationally acclaimed among them testify to having been profoundly influenced by him at some point in their career.
Rubin’s research was slow to find acceptance and she also faced active hostility, mainly because of her having been a woman in a male-dominated field.
The Gaia catalogue’s incredible precision is only possible due to accurate tracking of Gaia itself from the ground.
Proxima b’s existence hasn’t been confirmed yet – but if it exists, astronomers could have a potentially habitable exoplanet to explore with probes in the near future.