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Women in Science: Astronauts & Astronomers Coloring Book
Women in Science: Astronauts & Astronomers Coloring Book
Women in Science: Astronauts & Astronomers Coloring Book
Women in Science: Astronauts & Astronomers Coloring Book
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Women in Science: Astronauts & Astronomers Coloring Book

  • By
  • Tasha Gross
$8.95
Drawn and written by Tasha Gross

Soft cover book with staple binding

48 pages with 22 images to color

Size: 8½ x 11 in.

Includes short biographies on facing pages

ISBN 9780764984471

ITEM CB202
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Description
Women have often been discouraged from pursuing careers in science, no matter their level of interest or aptitude. The women depicted in this coloring book defied the odds and forged ahead with their studies, sometimes working with their fathers, brothers, or husbands in order to gain access to resources in the field of astronomy. From the days of ancient Greece, when Aglaonike was deemed a sorceress for predicting eclipses of the moon, to the late nineteenth century, when women began performing calculations as “human computers,” to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, when women traveled into space, women have made important contributions to the study of the heavens.

In the early twentieth century, Annie Jump Cannon refined the Harvard classification scheme, the basis of the system used by astronomers and astrophysicists today. In 1967, graduate student Jocelyn Bell Burnell found the first evidence of a pulsar. When NASA introduced electronic computers to calculate astronaut John Glenn’s orbit around the Earth, he refused to fly unless Katherine Johnson had personally verified the calculations by hand. Biographies about these and nineteen other astronomers or astronauts are included on the facing pages of the drawings for you to color. The illustrations and text were created by Tasha Gross, a New York artist with a passion for astronomy and science.

Images

  1. Annie Jump Cannon

  2. Maria Cunitz

  3. Caroline Herschel

  4. Aglaonike

  5. Katherine Johnson

  6. Mae Jemison

  7. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

  8. Beatrice Tinsley

  9. Maria Mitchell

  10. Antonia Maury

  11. Cecilia Payne

  12. Williamina Fleming

  13. Vera Cooper Rubin

  14. Mariam al-Asturlabi

  15. Henrietta Swan Leavitt

  16. Mary Fairfax Somerville

  17. Sarah Frances Whiting

  18. Judith Resnik

  19. Dorothy Vaughan

  20. Nancy Roman

  21. Sally Ride

  22. Valentina Tereshkova