Women in Astronomy with Jessica Dempsey of East Asian Observatory and student Mailani Neal

Island Issues host Sherry Bracken talked with Jessica Dempsey, Deputy Director of the East Asian Observatory on Hawaii Island, and Mailani Neal, a Kona born-and-raised girl now a senior getting her physics degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, with a plan to go to grad school and then return to work on Mauna Kea.  We talk about why there’s an imbalance of women in the field, what inspires girls to go into science, why sometimes they do not, and what programs exist on this island to provide encouragement.

Air Date:  Feb. 10, 2019