Women and girls in astronomy

Organised by the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach, the Women and Girls in Astronomy project supports events that recognise the role of women in advancing science and encourages girls to consider careers in astronomy.

Our event page includes interviews between inspiring women in astronomy and information on virtual and in-person events organised by our 130+ IAU National Outreach Coordinators and community members about the impact women and girls have may in the field. Events and resources come from around the world in more than five languages.

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) strongly encourages activities recognising women and girls in the field throughout the year, with a particular focus between two International Days adopted by the United Nations: the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February and International Women’s Day on 8 March.