The space of women: a conversation with Arcetri female astronomers

Elena Amato, Leslie Hunt, Elena Masciadri


On March 17th 2018, the Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica in Florence hosted a special public conference held by three female astronomers working at the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory: the subject of the conference was gender equality in scientific disciplines (often referred to as STEM, with STEM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The conference was part of “Il Cielo Negato”, a broader initiative organised by the Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica, with a focus on the role of women in science. An art show on the subject is at the centre of the initiative, but several interdisciplinary events accompany the exhibition of Gloria Pastore’s works.

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