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8th of March 2024
An image of pioneering radio astronomer Ruby Payne-Scott, from a podcast about her career.
International Women's Day
To commemorate International Women's Day, we celebrate the life of pioneering radio astronomer Ruby Payne-Scott. A recent Lost Women of Science podcast tells the story of Ruby Payne-Scott's career, including the challenges faced by women of her generation in the Australian Public Service. The guests on this episode of the podcast are Miller Goss (author of Making Waves: The Story of Ruby Payne-Scott: Australian Pioneer Radio Astronomer), Sharon Bell (Professor Emeritus at ANU), Elizabeth Mahony (CSIRO Space and Astronomy), Fiona Hall (prominent Australian artist and Ruby Payne-Scott’s daughter), and Brian Schmidt (Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist at ANU).

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