February 14, 2023
"Capturing the Stars: Women’s Networks and the Advancement of Science at Yerkes Observatory, 1895–1940", Richard G. Kron (Astronomy and Physics), Kristine Palmieri (Institute on the Formation of Knowledge), Andrea Twiss-Brooks (The University of Chicago Library), Emily Kern (History).
This project will reconstruct the scientific work and lived experiences of fifteen women who conducted research at Yerkes Observatory in the early twentieth century. By studying their scientific practices, collaborations, and professional networks, the team will transform our understanding of women’s contributions to astronomy and astrophysics.
Each year, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society supports interdisciplinary research projects that bring together experts who draw on various methods and tools to address and solve complex problems.