Making Space: Women Who Have Shown Us the Stars

Héloïse Stevance, Jamie Cumby

Linda Hall Library

Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:00 pm EDT

Online Event

This free, livestream program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended.
Program Summary
The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment’s ratification. In acknowledgement of this important moment for women’s history, Linda Hall Library has developed programming that celebrates women’s contributions to the field of space exploration. Throughout history, women have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to astronomy through their work to disseminate observations and discoveries with visualizations and publications.
Join astrophysicist and science communicator Dr. Héloïse Stevance and Linda Hall Library’s new assistant curator of rare books and manuscripts Dr. Jamie Cumby to discover and celebrate the important contributions women past and present have made to astronomy, including highlights from the Library’s extensive astronomical collection.
Speaker Bios
Dr. Héloïse Stevance was born and raised in France before moving to the UK to study physics and astronomy at the University of Sheffield. After working as a support astronomer at the Isaac Newton Group in La Palma for a year, she obtained her Master of Physics in 2015. She then began work toward her PhD, studying the 3D shape of Core Collapse Supernovae and completed her title in 2019. She now serves as a Research Fellow at the University of Aukland where she researches the evolution of massive stars in an effort to better understand how they die and produce Supernovae and Kilonovae.  She remains dedicated to public outreach and science communication.
Dr. Jamie Cumby joined the Linda Hall Library this fall as Assistant Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts. Dr. Cumby holds a doctorate in modern history and an MLitt in book history from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Prior to joining the Library, she worked as Special Collections Librarian for Pequot Library in Connecticut and served as Senior Editor on “Preserving the World’s Rare Books.” She has also served in roles with the University of St. Andrews, Cambridge Public Library, the MIT Press, and Wellesley’s Special Collections Library. Her doctoral research focused on the history of the book, and her career has included a commitment to public outreach and access to special collections.
Accessing the program
This free, livestream program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated.  Thank you! 
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The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in our public programs.  Closed captioning is provided.  If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the event. 
Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties. 
The program will also livestream on the Library’s Facebook page.
This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. 
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.