Can Be A Woman Astronomer
by Andrea Mia Ghez and Judith
Love Cohen captures the excitement of discovery
and combines it with the awesome nature of the universe
itself. Dr. Ghez's work has
taken her from nights in an
observatory in Chile to using
instruments on the Hubble Space
Telescope in her study of the
birth of a star.
School Library Journal gave You Can
Be A Woman Astronomer by Andrea MIA Ghez and Judith
Love Cohen (ill. by David Katz) an enthusiastic review.
The review stated in part: "Though the title
seems calculated to keep boys away, there's nothing
here that couldn't be read and understood by children
of either gender. Ghez describes her lifelong fondness
for puzzles and difficult questions that led her to
become a scientist, and the excitement of using telescopes
and other devices to study the heavens-particularly
the birth of stars, her current field of research.
The writing is simple but precise; rather than just
mentioning the Hubble Space Telescope as one of her
tools, she specifies which of its instruments she
has utilized... Consider it as a replacement for Paul
Sipiera's I Can Be An Astronomer (o.p.)"