Deaf People in Astronomy and Rocket Science: Introduction


The picture on the left shows the French sign for astronomy. This guide is about  Deaf people in the fields of astronomy and rocket science who made significant contributions to the field. Others pursued astronomy as a hobby. One section discusses characters in science fiction, and another discusses astronomy materials. Check out this world dictionary of Astronomy Signs!  All of these entries are from Dr. Harry Lang and Bonnie Meath-Lang's book, "Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences," and Dr. Lang's work, "Silence of the Spheres," which you can check out at our library.

An observatory on campus has two computer-controlled telescopes and some portable telescopes. The Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation offers a Research Experience for Undergraduates in Multimessenger Astrophysics during a 10-week summer program.

Current people involved in some way with space studies are engineer Johanna Lucht who works at NASA. She says, "'My extraordinary' is finding efficient ways to improve how we gather and evaluate aviation data." Juia Velasquex participated n a Martian base simulation competition and won. 

Moon craters are named for the following Deaf scientists: (Annie Jump) Cannon, (Henrietta Swan) Leavitt, (Robert G.) Aitken, (Konstantin E.) Tsiolkovsky, (Oliver) Heaviside, and (Charles de) LaCondamine. Asteroids are also named for some of these scientists and are noted in individual biographies. If you want to learn more about these topics, feel free to make an appointment with Joan Naturale

Dr. Harry Lang has donated his research materials to Deaf Studies Archives. You can make an appointment and review the materials about Deaf people he researched. 

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