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SETI Institute Celebrates Women’s History Month

SETI Institute Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women's History Month

March is women’s history month and we have been celebrating. But honestly, there are so many women who have made profound contributions to astronomy, science, space exploration and more that it has been difficult to pick just a few to spotlight. All of us at the SETI Institute stand on the shoulders of these women and we are in awe of what they achieved in spite of the challenges they faced. We honor all women who changed our world and here are just a few:


Andrea Ghez
Andrea Ghez, astronomer and Nobel Prize winner


Caroline Hershel
Caroline Herschel, astronomer


Mary Jackson
Mary Jackson, mathematician and engineer


Anandabai Joshi
Anandabai Joshi, physician


Annie Jump Cannon
Annie Jump Cannon, astronomer and Harvard computer


Annette S. Lee
Annette S. Lee, astrophysicist


Marie Maynard Daly
Marie Maynard Daly, biochemist


Maryam Mirzakhani
Maryam Mirzakhani, mathematician


Maria Mitchell
Maria Mitchell, astronomer and educator


Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols, actor and singer


Ellen Ochoa
Ellen Ochoa, astronaut and engineer


Ana Roque de Duprey
Ana Roqué de Duprey, botanist and suffragist


Carolyn Shoemaker
Carolyn Shoemaker, astronomer


Jill Tarter
Jill Tarter, astronomer and co-founder of the SETI Institute


Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Tereshkova, cosmonaut and engineer


Liu Yang
Liu Yang, pilot and taikonaut


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