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ASTROMOVES: Studying Astrophysicists' Careers and other Cultural Astronomy Topics

ASTROMOVES: Studying Astrophysicists' Careers and other Cultural Astronomy Topics

ASTROMOVES is funded by the European Union in the form of an Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Individual Fellowship. This blog shares research findings and discussions about ASTROMOVES, but also captures the other Cultural Astronomy research and activities of PI Jarita Holbrook. The reader may find here information about Astrophysics Culture, African Indigenous Astronomy, and Indigenous Astronomy in general.

ASTROMOVES during the COVID Pandemic

Orion image with scientists as major stars.

While doing the interviews with astrophysicists and other scientists, they wanted to talk about what was happening to them during the Pandemic. As a result, I have what maybe the first set of interviews with astrophysicists that were collected during the Pandemic. More than half of the 43 scientists interviewed agreed to be features in ASTROMOVES documentaries, the other half are anonymous appearing in articles in the statistics but only quoted using their pseudonyms. I try to make sure that all of my articles are open access. Here is The Ways that the COVID Pandemic Amplified Inequalities in Astrophysics published in 2024.

Here is the documentary film focused on experiences during COVID:

The Scientists featured are: Deatrick Foster, Gui Franzmann, Emily Freeland, Elizabeth George, Tana Joseph, Katie Mack, Bryan Mendez, Jan-Uwe Ness, Daniel Perley, Misha Paramanov and Ricardo Schiavon.

(Background: Stellarium. Pictures from ASTROMOVES interviews.)


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