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March 9, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Virtual: Hidden Figures & Other Women of NASA

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Even before the space age began when the U.S.S.R. orbited Sputnik in 1957, women worked at NASA although many were excluded from the early days of the astronaut corps. Through the movie Hidden Figures, we learned that NASA even had women, many of whom were African American, working as “Human Computers” performing highly complex mathematical calculations by hand. Celebrate Women’s History Month and explore the lives of the many women who made their dreams of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics come true at NASA, and who have been an essential part of the space program since its inception.

Presented by Pat Monteith, Solar System Ambassador. As a teen, Pat Monteith wanted to work for NASA. As often happens, she ended up in another career - in public radio management. After retiring several years ago Pat's interest in the space program was rekindled. She was selected as a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador in 2016, a role in which she has conducted several dozen programs for children and adults about NASA and various space science topics. 

Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom. 

This virtual event is hosted by the Wellesley Free Public Library and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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