Hilary O'Donnell was one of the three DIAS technicians instrumental in analyzing data form Ireland's first space experiment measuring cosmic rays on #Apollo 16. She is now retired and volunteers in @DIASDunsink as an outreach coordinator and caretaker.
Prof Teresa Lago, Sec Gen of @IAU_org, was back in Dublin July 4 to mark 100 years of the IAU, discussed Ireland’s long history of IAU association, the links between Portugal and Ireland joining @ESO, and the need for better gender representation within the IAU.
In the words of Michelle Obama, “you have walked through that door of opportunity, and thank you for reaching back and supporting others” @mitchelloconnor thanking Professor Teresa Lago, Sec Gen of @IAU_org, for her work trailblazing a path for women in Astronomy.
“The wonder of space, has for decades, inspired us all to learn more about our universe and our planet.” @mitchelloconnor welcomed Professor Teresa Lago to DIAS on July 4 to mark 100 years of @IAU_org and kick off our series of events celebrating #Apollo50!
This week, we are celebrating the three female technicians, Emer Kee, Dinah Molloy and Hilary O’Donnell. These women analyzed cosmic ray data with Prof Denis O'Sullivan from Ireland's first space experiment on #Apollo 16. 👩🔬#DIASdiscovers#WomenInSTEM