Female Astronomers & the Glass Ceiling

by Sally Pye EVEN THE COSMOS has a glass ceiling, according to information to be discussed at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society this week. Things are not as bad as they were a half century ago, when women were barred from using some of the biggest telescopes in their work. But a report on the status of women in astronomy found they sometimes get short shrift in the job market. “First, it is clear from the statistics gathered by various experts that discrimination based on gender is faced by women in astronomy and physics at all levels, from entering students to […]
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