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Free “Black Lives in Astronomy” Resource Guide Available

Wednesday, July 29, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alan Gould
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"Black Lives in Astronomy," a new 8-page resource guide by astronomer/educator Andrew Fraknoi, includes written and video resources about and by 25 black astronomers, as well as general materials to examine the history and issues facing black members of the astronomical community. Both older, established scientists and people early in their careers are covered. It is aimed at the Astro 101 and amateur astronomer level, and thus does not include any technical materials. It is designed to give instructors and students examples of authentic black voices that can be shown in class or used in assignments. You can find it free of charge at:

For a broader examination of the astronomy (and astronomers) of non-white cultures, see Fraknoi’s “Astronomy of Many Cultures” at the website of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, at:

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