“Searching Beyond the Stars” by Nicole Mortillaro. Illustrated by Amanda Key
Amateur astronomer, author, science reporter, and Planetary Society member Nicole Mortillaro has an inspiring new book highlighting some of the remarkable women in space science.
“I was approached by [book publisher] Annick Press with an idea of writing about influential women in space and astronomy,” Nicole tells us. “But we didn’t want to do something that only looked at the work of women in the past. I suggested that we instead look mainly forward: to the women of today who are working to advance our knowledge about the Universe around us and who are an inspiration to the next generation of girls. Women’s contributions to astronomical research have long been overlooked, and it’s time we fix that.”