When we think about access, we may think of ramps or other physical accomodations – but what more can we do to ensure that astronomy is truly accessible to everyone in our community? This Astro2020 white paper delves into what’s not working, and what we can do to improve.
This post continues our series on how western astronomy has historically interacted with Indigenous communities around the world. Today, we’re discussing Kitt Peak National Observatory and Mt. Graham International Observatory in the Southwest US.
Astro2020 is a process of self-assessment of the astronomical community to establish priorities for the next decade. This year, Astrobites participated in this decadal survey with a white paper that describes our mission and our vision. Learn all about them!
Recent events surrounding the Thirty Meter Telescope have brought this ongoing controversy to the forefront of conversation once again. Building upon a previous Astrobite, today’s post reviews how western astronomy has historically interacted with the Indigenous Hawaiian community.
This LGBT STEM day, learn about the lives and research of LGBTQ+ figures in astronomy.
Don’t get it twisted—unless “it” is the solar magnetic field and you want to produce a coronal mass ejection. Come listen to Prof. Anthony Yeates talk about his work at #AAS234!