February was Black History Month! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our previous bites showcasing the work and experiences of Black astronomers. And remember to follow Black in Astro and get ready for #BlackInAstro week coming up in June! They just received the Annie Maunder Medal for outreach from the Royal Astronomical Society and we’re super excited to see what they have planned for this year!
Book Review of “The Milky Way” by Dr. Moiya McTier
by Mark Popinchalk, Briley Lewis, and Sabina Sagynbayeva
Dr. Moiya McTier is an astronomer, science communicator, and creative consultant! In this post, three Astrobiters review her latest book, written from the point of view of the Milky Way! You can also check out an interview with Dr. McTier here and bites of her research here and here.
Book Review of “The Disordered Cosmos” by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
by Catherine Manea, Ellis Avalone, and Pratik Gandhi
Dr. Prescod-Weinstein is a cosmologist at the University of New Hampshire. Her debut book discusses her personal experiences and the intersections of astrophysics and social justice. You can read our interview with Dr. Prescod-Weinstein here!
Edited by: Sahil Hegde and Isabella Trierweiler
Featured Image Credit: Astrobites