Women and Girls in Astronomy Day 2020 – Webinar with female researchers

Dia Internacional das Mulheres e Raparigas na Ciência 2020

Is it very hard to study astronomy and astrophysics? Would that be a good choice for me? How can I become a researcher?

According to the United Nations, at a global level, less than 30% of scientists are women. Despite reaching similar grades in school in the different scientific fields, girls tend not to follow careers associated with science, engineering and technology (STEM). Being a sign of inequality, with consequences for society, the United Nations declared the 11th of February as the Internacional Day for Women and Girls in Science.

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) joins this day of celebration of science and female researchers.

On the 11th of February, at 14h30 (GMT), a webinar will take place on the YouTube channel of IA with four female researchers from Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, the Science Faculty of the University of Lisbon and the Science Faculty of the University of Porto.

This will be an excellent opportunity for youngsters and the general public to become better acquainted with the work done in astrophysics in Portugal.


Gabriella Gilli

Íris Breda

Sandra Reis

Susana Barros


Catarina Leote (Science Communication Group at IA)

The video record of the session is available on the IA YouTube Channel




Live broadcasting

The live webinar can be seen here.