In preparation for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly (GA) 2024, the first GA to be held in Africa (6-15 August 2024, Cape Town, South Africa), the African Network of Women in Astronomy (AfNWA) is planning to design an attractive storytelling book on professional female astronomers in Africa. The aim of this book is, on the one hand, to give more visibility to women astronomers in Africa, their research and their life stories, and on the other hand, to inspire and empower our young people and society at large through these stories.
If you identify yourself as a woman and are a professional astronomer of African origin and/or work in Africa, and if you would like your life story to be part of this unique book, please fill in this form and send us your contribution as requested in this form:
The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2024.
The preparation of this book and all information shared will be entirely volunteer-based. All funding raised through the sale of the book (although a free version will also be available) will be used only and explicitly for AfNWA and AfAS activities focused on the wider community in Africa.
Thank you in advance for your contribution and participation.
We look forward to receiving your stories.