To celebrate International Women’s Day, on March 8th, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory are running a special Space Speaker in Your Classroom Programme to connect students throughout Ireland, with women who have built careers in the Space Industry. These talks are designed to show students how varied the paths that lead to a STEM career in Space can be, and to assure them that they too can have an amazing career in this industry.
As National Outreach Coordinators for the International Astronomical Union, we’re also taking this opportunity to highlight the IAU Women and Girls in Astronomy Project
, and to use this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to making astronomy more accessible to women and girls in Ireland, and around the world.
Speakers are available to book for 30 minute online slots allowing for student Q&A time. Please note – as these hook-ups will take place online (mainly through Skype) you will need a strong WiFi connection.
*Don’t forget to check out our competition to win a copy of ‘Inferior’ by Angela Saini
Note: Our Space Speaker in Your Classroom is currently booked until mid-April. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, or to receive notice of upcoming schedules, please email us at email@example.com