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AASWomen Newsletter for February 16, 2018

16 Feb 2018, 19:00 UTC
AASWomen Newsletter for February 16, 2018
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AAS Committee on the Status of WomenFebruary 16, 2018eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Christina Thomas, and Maria PattersonThis week's issues:1. Talking About the Tesla 2. NASA's First Chief Astronomer, the Mother of Hubble 3. Who’s Important? A tale from Wikipedia 4. OSA Foundation and The Optical Society celebrates women in our field by sharing special tributes from Members 5. I want girls to learn math and science — and their own self-worth — despite stereotypes 6. Job Opportunities 7. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter9. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter-------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Talking About the TeslaFrom: Emily Lakdawalla via womeninastronomy.blogspot.comWhen I first heard about Elon Musk’s plan to launch his own cherry-red Tesla roadster as a dummy mass aloft the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy, I was nonplussed. Something had to be in that rocket, and there’s no question that the car would be more fun than a block of concrete. But it struck me as a vulgar display of conspicuous consumption, like lighting a cigar with a flaming hundred-dollar bill. NASA - and all the other government-run space agencies - put so much thought and care into ...

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