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.
Interview with Dr. Ronald Gamble
by Mark Popinchalk
Dr. Gamble is an Afro-Latino astrophysicist. He works at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center studying the physics driving jets in active black holes. He is also the Vice President of BlackInAstro!
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!
Interview with Dr. Chris Moore
by Sahil Hegde
Dr. Moore is a research associate at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He works on developing new instruments and technology to study the outer atmosphere (corona) of our Sun and other nearby stars!
Interview with Christian Aganze
by Clarissa Do O
Christian is a PhD candidate at the University of California, San Diego. He is studying low-mass stars and brown dwarfs to understand the structure and history of our galaxy!
Edited by: Sahil Hegde and Isabella Trierweiler
Featured Image Credit: Astrobites