The American Astronomical Society office will be closed today in observance of the newly established federal holiday, Juneteenth. As we recognize this day that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, it’s also important that we look to the future. How can we continue to work to eradicate anti-Black racism in the astronomy community, and how can we better support Black astronomers?
Instead of our usual highlight today, we are sharing a few resources from our partner Astrobites, the Black in Astro team, and the Black in Physics team. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to learn more about Black experiences in space- and astronomy-related fields and help to celebrate and amplify them!
#BlackInAstro Series on Astrobites
This series, a collaboration between Astrobites and the Black In Astro community, is ongoing; you can check the the #BlackinAstro tag on the astrobites website for new posts.
#BlackInAstro: How Can We Support Black Astronomers? by Astrobites (3 Jun 2020)
#BlackInAstro: Black Representation in Astro/Physics and the Impact of Discrimination by Astrobites (12 Jun 2020)
#BlackInAstro Experiences: KeShawn Ivory by KeShawn Ivory (19 Jun 2020)
1981: Barbara Williams becomes the first Black woman to get a PhD… by Jessica May Hislop (20 Jun ...