Approximately a quarter of all professional Astronomers are women. The field continues to attract women and benefits from their participation, but there is wide geographical diversity, with some countries having none and other countries having more than 50% female professional astronomers. These numbers drop towards more senior levels, suggesting that scientific careers are heavily affected by social and cultural factors, and are not determined solely by ability.
She is an Astronomer was a Cornerstone Project of International Year of Astronomy 2009. This site is no longer being updated. The profiles, historical information and resources will be available again soon in archive format on this site.
With our continuing gratitude to all those who have helped over the years,
The She is an Astronomer Organising Committee