Margot Lee Shetterly

African American astronomers

The “Hidden Figures” Who Helped Win the Space Race

The movie Hidden Figures portrays the untold story of three African-American women who played an important role in the 1960s space race. The film serves to inspire future generations.

Famous Astronomers

Arthur B. C. Walker II: X-ray Astrophysicist

African American physicist, Arthur B.C. Walker Jr. (1936-2001), helped develop solar telescopes to image the Sun’s corona.

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