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CANCELED Women in Astronomy

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Monday, March 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Discover how women have shaped the field of astronomy as the Adler Planetarium's Michelle Nichols highlights important discoveries, from pulsars to dark matter. Signup required.

March is Women's History Month and women have played a part in astronomical discoveries for centuries. Come learn about these discoveries at the library with Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. Ms. Nichols leads all of the Adler Planetarium's telescope, observatory, and public sky observing initiatives and events.

Ms. Nichols has served as an advisor for several children’s books: Superfast Rockets, Space: Surviving in Zero-G, Ellen Ochoa: Reach for the Stars, and The Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion, as well as the Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers series: The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto: Dwarf Planet, and Comets. Astronomy Lab for Kids (2016) is Michelle's first book as author.

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Senior-friendly
Science & Nature
Education and Homework Help
Ages: 
Teens
Adult
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