Making ‘Space’

Intro to Topic

In this episode, Mrs. Migs and I will be talking about representation in the world of science and why it matters so much that young people see people like them doing awesome things like go to space. We will also be talking about Nergis Mavalvala and Jane Rigby

Segment 1: 

One of CHS’ very own teachers, Mrs. Migs, will be joining us for a conversation about inclusivity in the world of science and why representation matters so much and how it can change a person’s life.

Segment 2:

We’ll be talking about our First two astronomers, Frank Kameney and Sally Ride, and their contributions to inclusivity and representation in the world of astronomy.

Segment 3:

We’ll also be talking about the intersections of being an astronomer who is part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Music Credits:

Moons– Patrick Patrikios


“About Dr. Sally Ride.” Sally Ride Science, Accessed 24 January 2024.

Boyle, Alan. “Why Sally Ride waited until her death to tell the world she was gay.” NBC News, 24 July 2012, Accessed 24 January 2024.

Chandler, Stacey Flores, and Pete Souza. “Frank Kameny, JFK, & the Case for LGBTQ+ Rights – The JFK Library Archives: An Inside Look.” The JFK Library Archives, 2 June 2021, Accessed 24 January 2024.

Gatti, Eugenia. “Frank Kameny: From Astronomer to Activist for LGBTQIA+ Rights.” Cherenkov Telescope Array, 29 July 2022, Accessed 24 January 2024.

Storey, Kate. “Queer Figures in Astronomy History | astrobites.” Astrobites, 5 July 2019, Accessed 24 January 2024.

About the author, Gabby