PHaEDRA

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Your DGB for today is to get involved with project PHaEDRA by transcribing the turn-of-the-century handwritten notebooks of women in astronomy.

If you loved Hidden Figures, geek out over star charts, or have ever dreamed of going to space camp, you might be perfect to help Project PHaEDRA (Preserving Harvard’s Early Data & Research in Astronomy). This transcription project aims to record and digitize a collection of 2500 notebooks written by women working in the early days of modern astronomy. Digitizing the books will allow them to be searchable and useful to researchers and educators everywhere.

Sign up, read the tutorials, and then jump on in. Every page transcribed gets the project closer to completion, and when everyone will be able to see these amazing contributions by women in science.