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Vancouver STEMMinist Book Club reads 'The Glass Universe' By Dava Sobel

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In our 11th meeting of the Vancouver STEMMist Book Club we will be meeting virtually to discuss 'The Glass Universe' by Dava Sobel

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In our 11th meeting of the Vancouver STEMminist book club, we will be reading "The Glass Universe" by Dava Sobel. This book chronicles the contributions of women at the Harvard observatory to modern astronomy, including Mrs. Anna Palmer Draper. Starting as computers calculating results for the men who took pictures with telescopes, these women went on to make fundamental contributions to modern astronomy.

Come join our conversation and learn with us!

We will do a quick overview of the book at the beginning of the session followed by a deeper discussion. It is suggested to read the book, but we welcome you to attend and contribute to the discussion either way. Not a scientist? Not a woman? No worries! All voices, perspectives, and listeners are welcomed.

We will meet again on Zoom since our previous meetings have gone well using this platform. Future events will be in person and or on Zoom depending on the availability of space and safety guidelines.  

"The Glass Universe" is available in book (softcover), ebook, and audiobook options. Copies are likely available at your local library. Vancouver Public Library has all version available to borrow.

Next Book May 2021: Weapons of Math Destruction, by Cathy O'Neil

Additional Upcoming books: 'The Queen's Gambit' by Walter Tevis (July 2021), 'Braiding Sweet Grass' by Robin Wall Kimmerer (September 2021), Nov 2021 TBD.

Interested in hosting one of our discussions, or suggesting a book? Send us an email!

Check out the LinkedIn Group, and Mailing List below in the contact info! 

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About the STEMminist Book Club Vancouver chapter:

The plan is to mirror the STEMminist Bookclub that was started in Australia by Dr.  Caroline Ford (@DrCFord). We will aim to read one book every two months followed by an in-person meeting here in Vancouver, BC. You are also able to contribute to the discussion online on twitter @stemminist / #stemministbc (we don't usually read the same book as the online discussion). 

If you are interested in the contributions of women to science, learning more about the history of science, and want to talk about some of the issues and stories brought up in the books this is the book club for you!

Sponsorship:

** SCWIST has made a commitment to sponsor upcoming Vancouver STEMminist Book Club events. Attend a SCWIST event and you may be a lucky recipient of one of our up-coming books. **

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

VancityStemminists@gmail.com

Mailing List Sign-up: http://eepurl.com/gSVrjz

LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13796841/ 

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