List of women astronomers

Summary

Maria Mitchell (1818–1889)
Professor of astronomy at Vassar College

The following is a list of astronomers, astrophysicists and other notable women who have made contributions to the field of astronomy.


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Annie Jump Cannon 1922 Portrait

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  • Sara Ellison, Canadian astronomer and instructor studying extragalactic astronomy
  • Rebecca Elson (1960–1999), Canadian–American astronomer and writer

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  • Catharine Garmany (born 1946), American astronomer and educator
  • Pamela L. Gay (born 1973), American astronomer, educator, and writer
  • Vera Fedorovna Gaze (1899–1954), Russian astronomer who studied emission nebula and minor planets
  • Margaret Geller (born 1947), American astrophysicist studying extragalactic astronomy
  • Andrea M. Ghez (born 1965), American astronomer, teacher, and Nobel prize winner
  • Agnes Giberne (1845–1939), English novelist and scientific writer
  • Nüzhet Gökdoğan (1910–2003), Turkish astronomer, mathematician and academic
  • Andreja Gomboc (born 1969), Slovenian astrophysicist
  • Eva Grebel, German astronomer studying stellar populations and galaxy formation
  • Lucie Green (born c. 1975), English science communicator and solar researcher
  • Jenny Greene (born 1978), American astrophysicist and teacher studying supermassive black holes and galaxies

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Caroline Herschel (1750–1848)

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Dorothea Klumpke (1861–1942)

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  • Sultana N. Nahar, Bangladeshi-American physicist studying atomic processes in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas
  • Joan Najita, American astronomer researching the formation and evolution of stars and planetary systems
  • Yaël Nazé, Belgian astrophysicist studying massive stars and their environmental interaction
  • Heidi Jo Newberg, American astrophysicist studying the Milky Way structure

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  • Anne Barbara Underhill (1920–2003), Canadian astrophysicist who studied massive stars
  • Meg Urry, American astrophysicist studying supermassive black holes and galaxies

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Sarah Frances Whiting (1847–1927)

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  • Ye Shuhua (born 1927), Chinese astronomer and instructor
  • Anne Sewell Young (1871–1961), American astronomer who studied variable stars
  • Judith Young (1952–2014), American physicist, astronomer, and educator

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