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International Women's Day @ the IoA

In recent years, the IoA has marked International Women's Day through initiatives designed to celebrate and inspire women in Astronomy. These initiatives and their accompanying resources are showcased below. 

2021: Inspiration from Cambridge Astro Women

To celebrate International Women's Day 2021, women in Astronomy throughout Cambridge have shared the women who inspire them, inspirational quotes and advice they would give to their younger selves. Click here to see the full gallery!


2020: Cambridge Astronomy Voices & The Women Who Inspired Us

Astro Voices is an IAU project that aims at creating a short film featuring women astronomers from around the world to celebrate the IAU 100th Anniversary. The goal is to promote the image of astronomers as an exciting career and to stimulate interest for women and girls everywhere. In 2019, some of the women astronomers from the University of Cambridge recorded video clips for the IAU Astro Voices project. Below is a compilation of these clips - Cambridge Astronomy Voices - which was put together to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020.

The Women Who inspired Us is a collection of short biographies describing some of the women who have inspired members of the IoA. 

2019: Celebrating Women in Astronomy

To visually inspire the upcoming generation of astronomers to the same success we chose to celebrate Women in Astronomy by showcasing the astronomy careers of influential women who have pursued their science at Cambridge. We present here their rich scientific endeavours and their variety of pathways to success.



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