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Women astronomers in Australia

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Abstract:

Ragbir Bhathal summarizes the role played by women astronomers in Australia’s astronomy, now and in the past.

Australia has a great tradition in astronomy, from the early observations of Aboriginal people through the colonial drive to explore and understand, culminating in the established excellence of research there today. Women have contributed to this achievement in no small way, yet their contribution has been unremarked, if not ignored. Here I summarize the historical and present state of affairs and look forward to a brighter and more equitable future.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1468-4004.2001.0420044.29.x

Publication date: August 1, 2001

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