Calendar 2010: Women astronomers who made history


calendario_bModern astronomy cannot be understood without the extraordinary work of all those women who, thanks to their dedication and love for science, have left us their legacy. While a well-documented history of the role of women in astronomy is scarce, various observatories and universities around the world show that many women, through their paid or unpaid work, have significantly contributed to shape our current vision of the Universe.


The initiative to produce this calendar was taken by the Ella es una Astrónoma group in Spain.


With this calendar we aim to help reconstruct the history of women in astronomy, which, as in other fields of knowledge, is poorly known. We have highlighted exceptional women whose contributions to the advancement of science deserve to transcend anonymity and occupy a place in history. We have tried to give visibility and to value the contributions of women astronomers from different epochs and countries. Of course, the selection presented in this calendar is not exhaustive; the list does not end here. Many projects developed by 'She is an Astronomer' teams in different countries have expanded and will continue to expand this work to produce a more complete view of the contributions of women to the history of astronomy.


Download the Calendar:



Low resolution calendar in English

High resolution calendar in English


Calendario en Castellano en alta resolución

Calendario en Castellano en baja resolución


Calendario en Catalán en alta resolución

Calendario en Catalán en baja resolución


Calendario en Gallego en alta resolución

Calendario en Gallego en baja resolución




We are compiling material in this section to support 'She is an Astronomer'.




Poster (left) giving status of the SIAA project - presented by SIAA Chair, Helen Walker, at the conference for Women in astronomy and space science: Meeting the challenges of an increasingly diverse workforce, held at College Park, Maryland, USA on 21-23 October 2009



If you would like to be reminded throughout 2010 of the role that women have played in astronomy through the ages, you can download the 'She is an Astronomer' 2010 calendar here (versions in Spanish and English).


More from the spanish She is an Astronomer team, including tv programmes, radio podcasts and exhibition information can be found here.