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Women's History Month

Contributions of Women to Astronomy & Space Exploration


Hypatia of Alexandria - Women's History Month

Hypatia of Alexandria - Women's History Month

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Women's History Month can trace its roots to 1911 in Europe, where March 8 was first celebrated as International Women's Day. Women's History Guide, Jone Lewis follows the rollercoaster ride through 1978 when "the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women began a 'Women's History Week' celebration. The week was chosen to coincide with International Women's Day, March 8." Three years later, congress finally established a National Women's History Week, which finally became Women's History Month in 1987. (Read more about the history of Women's History Month.)

Today, we celebrate the contributions of women throughout history during the month of March. Here at About Astronomy and Space, we salute the many women who have been an integral part of the history of astronomy and space exploration. Here are but a few of an ever expanding list of women we recognize:

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