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Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) joins the celebrations of the Women and Girls in Astronomy Day, with activities that intend to demistify the concept of a female scientist, in particular in areas like physics and mathematics, and encourage girls to follow studies and careers in those fields.
For 3 days, several activities will take place with researchers from IA and the Science Faculties of the Universities of Lisbon and Porto.
The celebrations start on the 10th of February, at 15h, in Planetário do Porto, with a public session with researchers Elisa Delgado-Mena, Susana Barros, Andressa Ferreira and Ana Catarina Leite, who will talk about their experience and answer questions from the public. The event is free but requires registration here.
On the 11th and 12th, researchers Raquel Albuquerque, Sandra Reis, Rita Neves and Elsa Teixeira will go Braamcamp Freire High School, in Pontinha, Lisboa, and Ferreira de Castro Middle School, in Mem-Martins, Sintra, for informal talks with the students.
Also on the 11th, one only needs an internet connection to take part on the webinars with researchers Catarina Lobo, Gabriella Gilli and Sandra Reis, at 10h, 15h and 16h, respectively. The researchers will do a short presentation followed by a Q&A session via online chat.
The International Women and Girls in Astronomy Day is based on the International Women and Girls in Science Day, declared by the United Nations and celebrated on the 11th of February, and is part of the celebrations of the 100 Years of the International Astronomical Union.
The public session taking place in Planetário do Porto, on the 10th of February, has mandatory registration through the following link.
The public session in Planetário do Porto, on the 10th, will be broadcasted live on the Facebook page of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço.
For those that could not take part on the webinars with researchers Catarina Lobo, Gabriella Gilli and Sandra Reis, these are now available on the YouTube channel of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço.