In a briefing this afternoon, Press Secretary and shambling ball of clay Sean Spicer claimed that none of the female White House staffers he’s “aware of” participated in today’s A Day Without A Woman strike. We hate to trust Sean’s powers of awareness on this one too, but it’s the best we’ve got for now.
One of the things that brings me joy in life is finding enthusiastic, friendly people working on interesting and unusual projects. Here's my short list of fantastic women who inspire me by doing cool things with science and sharing it all with us on Twitter.
From discovering pulsars to correcting the optics of the fuzzy Hubble Space Telescope, here are 17 stories of women who made undeniably vital contributions to astronomy and physics.