Sunday, April 10, 2016

Women in Science

Another astounding day at the Astronomy Forum!  Two more spectacular speakers.  The first photo shows Marcia Bartusiak, a brilliant science writer.  I have been a fan of her books for years.  "The Day We Discovered the Universe" is one of the best books on understanding how we came to learn all that we have about the universe.  I bought her new book, about black holes, which she signed, and I even had a conversation with her for several minutes.  The second photo is of Alice Bowman, The Mission Operations Manager for the New Horizons mission to Pluto.  She was a terrific speaker, and spoke about so many of the challenges of the mechanical aspects of the spacecraft and the mission.  We were sitting on the edge of our seats during part of the talk.  Another amazing day, seeing people doing wonderful work in science!

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