She is an Astronomer!

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As part of International Year of Astronomy 2009 celebrations, the She is an Astronomer website launched today during a dedicated IYA session. The website profiles women in astronomy research and related careers (including yours truly!) as well as many historical women whose research has formed the foundations for astronomy research today. 

She is an Astronomer (SIAA) is an official cornerstone project of the IYA. To celebrate the launch, women astronomers at the EWASS conference joined hands outside the ExoMars exhibition tent to replicate the striking image shown above and on the SIAA website. The original image shows some of the "women computers", women of the Harvard Observatory that counted and classified stars on photographic plates, typically taken by their male professors. 

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