Web pages on astronomy as a career, research programs, etc.
(for everyone, not just women)
Asked Questions about Being an Astronomer. Note the ad for
a brochure entitled "Space for Women" that appears at the end
of that document.
American Astronomical Society's brochure about careers in astronomy.
Odenwald's collection of stuff about a career in astronomy,
- FAQs about a
career in astronomy (from Britt Scharringhausen at Cornell), and
a separate page
on careers in astronomy from their ask-an-astronomer program.
- Resource Guide for Women in Astronomy.
- High School astronomy programs
- Undergraduate programs:
- NSFs REU (Research Experience
for Undergrads) Program.
NSF pays you a stipend and in some cases assists with
travel and housing.
- NASA's got a ton of
programs, for high school, undergrads, and grad students.
(click on the appropriate link on that site.)
See in particular Undergraduate
Student Research Program.
They pay you a stipend. Some of these are during the school year
- STScI's Summer Student
Program - mostly aimed at upperclassmen, but there
are no restrictions on who may apply. Not just research; other
career options too. They pay you a (small) stipend.
- SURF, Summer Undergraduate
Research Fellowships (run by caltech, but open to students from all
colleges). They pay you a stipend.
Summer Student Research Assistantships. They pay you a stipend.
- Los Alamos
summer program. They pay you a stipend.
or the Consortium for Undergraduate Research and Education,
sponsors a summer camp-style program at Mt. Wilson. Usually in June;
deadlines in April. You pay tuition.
- Biosphere-2 - Columbia at least
used to have a "Universe Semester," a whole semester at Biosphere-2 outside
of Tucson. Fleet of local telescopes for your use. You register
at Columbia for this semester, so it's not cheap.
Astronomy Camp sponsored by the University of Arizona
Alumni Association. Programs for teens, adults, and teachers.
You pay tuition.
- See also
list kept by Joe Tenn at Sonoma State.
- See also the
undergraduate programs kept by Tom Arny at UMass. I personally
would generally recommend that you get your undergraduate degree in physics
rather than astronomy; you have more career options this way, and you need
a lot of solid physics background to really do astronomy and astrophysics
- Grad School: advice before and during
Web Pages on Women in Science
More of professional society-type pages
Info for girls interested in astronomy/space
(see also links sorted by age-appropriateness to the left
on this page)