The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow and Courage
by Daniel Altschuler & Fernando Ballesteros
All the human beings who landed on the Moon were men. Of the 1586 craters on the Moon that have been named in honour of scientists and philosophers, 1558 were named after men. The Women of the Moon is a beautiful, beautiful book about the 28 craters named after women. It looks at the lives of those women, from astronomer, mathematician and philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria in the 4th and 5th century through to the four women who died in the two space shuttle disasters. The last entry in The Women of the Moon is Valya Tereshkova, the first woman in space and still alive in 2019.
Written by physics professor and radio astronomy expert Daniel Altschuler Stern and Fernando Ballesteros Rosello, Head of Instrumentation at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia, you’ll also learn a lot about the Moon along the way.
Note: The Women of the Moon was translated from Spanish. The Spanish title is Las Mujeres de la Luna.