Lipstick & Science!

Have you heard of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin? Nope? Neither had I until I saw this image on Facebook.  ┬áThese days we are still pondering why there are few women at the most elite levels of scientific research. Could it be that those women are out there, but lacking the mentors, the encouragement or (like Dr. Payne-Gaposchkin) simply not as celebrated as their male peers? On the upside she did spend her career blazing trails at Harvard while raising three children with her astrophysicist husband; a working mom ahead of her time.