The Mothers In Astronomy 2022 book is an initiative of Dr Paola Pinilla (MPIA and MSSL/UCL) and Dr Maria Claudia Ramirez-Tannus (MPIA). Its aim is to:

  • Amplify the voices of mothers in astronomy.
  • Raise awareness of the challenges they face.
  • Highlight the positive impact of motherhood on their careers.
  • Create collective empowerment by inspiring and supporting each other.

It was illustrated and edited by Dr Martha Irene Saladino. The book is licensed under a Creative Commons (CC) BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. You can download it freely as an EBOOK or a PDF.

Mothers in astronomy book cover
Mother’s in Astronomy book cover. Front cover: The “Trifid Nebula” (credit: wildflower1555 via, a stellar nursery full of embryonic stars with an illustration of a mother and a baby overpainted by Dr Martha Irene Saladino. Back cover: Quotes by the different astronomer moms who contributed to the book.