I have been doing research on the History of Women in Astronomy since 1984 when
I was asked to give a talk to the local chapter of the American Association
of University Women. Although I was able to give an acceptable presentation,
I found it difficult to produce, what I felt was, a satisfactory number of examples.
Since then I have documented the names of over 300
women who have contributed to the science of astronomy either as a scientist,
educator or popular writer. My research does not extend much beyond the 1940s and
starts about 2800 BCE. Currently, I have fairly complete biographies for about 1/3,
partials for a second 1/3, and smatterings here and there for the rest.
This page, therefore, will be an on-going project to better document these collected notes,
as well as to provide a resource for anyone who is interested in the information - BDM.