April 11, 2020 – Women in Astronomy Through the Years

Members of the first all-women graduate class of The Ohio State University’s Department of Astronomy will take us on a journey through time to explore the contributions of women in astronomy.

From The Ohio State University Department of Astronomy’s first all-women graduate class: (from left to right) Anusha Pai, Ness Mayker, Caprice Phillips, Alison Duck. (Image Credit: Kiersten Boley)
  • Anusha Pai of Beaverton, Oregon. Pai graduated from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2019 with an undergraduate degree in physics. At Ohio State, she is working to characterize hot Jupiter atmospheres.
  • Ness Mayker of Columbus, Ohio. Mayker majored in physics and astronomy as an undergraduate at Ohio State. She currently is studying the properties of gas in galaxies in the Department of Astronomy.
  • Caprice Phillips of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Phillips graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019 with an undergraduate degree in astronomy. At Ohio State, she is studying Super-Earth atmospheres.
  • Alison Duck of Salisbury, Maryland. Duck graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with an undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy. At Ohio State, she is studying exoplanet transit modeling.

A recording of this meeting can be found on the CAS YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVhYE3ZMm4E