Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars

Women Astronomers Reaching for the Stars Women Astronomers Reaching for the Stars by Mabel Armstrong is the first in a planned series of Discovering Women in Science books for Young Adults Women Astronomers covers some of the fascinating wom

  • Title: Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars
  • Author: Mabel Armstrong
  • ISBN: 9780972892957
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Women Astronomers Reaching for the Stars by Mabel Armstrong is the first in a planned series of Discovering Women in Science books for Young Adults Women Astronomers covers some of the fascinating women who dared to look toward the stars from the first known woman astronomer Hypatia of Alexandria to Astronaut Sally Ride and all the fascinating, brave women in between

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    1. Mabel Armstrong

      While spending her first eight years on remote construction sites where her father built highways and dams, Mabel Armstrong s playmates were often lizards, garter snakes, and the family of pack rats given her by a local logger Her attachment to nature and biology continued until she fell in love with chemistry in high school About the same time, she discovered science fiction and was the only girl in her high school who read the tiny collection in the school library Ignoring teachers and counselors who discouraged her interest in science, Mabel majored in chemistry in college where she was often the only girl in a 200 student lecture room When interviewed by a major petroleum company after graduation, she was told, Women are not allowed in the laboratories, they work in the library doing patent searches An international food products company said, You have just the training we re looking for, but we know women marry and leave So we don t hire women Mabel taught chemistry for twenty five years She now lives in rural Oregon where she still reads science fiction and is hard at work on the next Discovering Women in Science book, about women in chemistry.

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    1. Reviewed by Me for TeensReadTooIn this comprehensive study of the life and contributions of women astronomers throughout the ages, author Mabel Armstrong shows that she has truly done her research. Filled with great photographs, interesting sidebars, and fun timelines, WOMEN ASTRONOMERS: REACHING FOR THE STARS gives information on twenty-one influential female astronomers. Included are: EnHeduanna: Chief Astronomer of the Moon Goddess of the City Hypatia of Alexandria: Astronomer, Engineer, Phys [...]


    2. Read and Reviewed for frontstreetreviewsHave you ever looked up at the sky and wondered at what you saw? Who has made discoveries among the stars in the past and present day? Reaching for the Stars provides some answers to questions such as these. The book is laid out in a way that introduces readers to women who study the stars from ancient times, to current day. Each woman is given an overview of their life, including the influences that drew them towards astronomy. This glimpse into the lives [...]


    3. 'Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars' is a new book about female pioneers in the fields of astronomy, cosmology and astrophysics. The book is geared towards young readers, but even adults will find much that they don't know in this easy to read book.All right, my one main quarrel with the book - the cover. What a boring picture! And the title is kind of blah too. Why not something catchy, like 'Far Out Women' or 'Real Space Cadets' or even 'The True Stars of Astronomy'? Anything, just some [...]


    4. This book presents short biographies of women astronomers from ancient times through to the modern era. Aimed at young adults (fifth grade through junior high, perhaps), this book presents the advancements of women in the astronomical sciences. It is well details with a lot of interesting sidebars and data, and is well suited to its aim of inspiring other young women to see what they can achieve in the field. My one complaint is that the book seems to be very western centric with fe references t [...]


    5. I love this book. Mabel Armstrong taught college chemistry and hopes to write another book in her Discovering Women in Science Series focusing on women chemists. Women Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars is a carefully researched, well-written, and accessible account spanning 2000+ years of contributions by women in astronomy. "Women have always studied the night sky," says Armstrong, who has organized this book into chapters beginning with EnHeduanna, a priestess of Babylon, and ends with risin [...]


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