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Women in Astronomy, Yesterday and Today – U.N. International Women and Girls in Science Day
February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
In celebration of U.N. International Women and Girls in Science Day, Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Astrophysicist and breakthrough prize winner will give a public talk at the University of Florida Pugh Hall, room 170 on February 19h from 6:30-7:30pm. The event is free, all are welcome, and refreshments will follow the talk.
Dr. Bell Burnell is best known for her discovery of pulsars — rotating neutron stars that appear to ‘pulse’ since the beam of light they emit can only be seen when it faces the Earth. Her observation, made together with her supervisor, Antony Hewish, is considered to be one of the greatest astronomical discoveries of the twentieth century.
Learn more about her here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jocelyn_Bell_Burnell
See more events in celebration of women in science here: phys.ufl.edu/womeninscience2020