Women in Astronomy

Wrexie Leonard on observing platform of the 24-inch Clark Telescope, ca. 1897

Wrexie Leonard 

The Lowell Observatory Archives houses the papers of nearly three dozen former employees and other individuals who had professional relationships with the observatory. For Women’s History Month, we are focusing on three women who are represented in our collections: Dr. Elizabeth Roemer, Wrexie Louise Leonard, and Elizabeth Langdon Williams. Correspondence, research notes, photographs, scrapbooks, drawings, and newspaper articles illustrate each woman’s career in the field of astronomy, and they also offer some glimpses into their personal lives.

For more information about women in astronomy, check out the following sites:

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

https://www.astrosociety.org/education/astronomy-resource-guides/women-in-astronomy-an-introductory-resource-guide/

https://cswa.aas.org

Women in Astronomy