Set of Zines: Starry-Eyed Gals
Poem by Nancy Scott
Book design by Maryann Riker
Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Maryann Riker, 2018 - 2019. Unstated.
5 pamphlets: each 4.375" x 2.75"; 8 pages. Created from a one-sided book structure. Saddle-stitched to a pink cardstock cover. Housed in pink organza bag with pink ribbon tie.
Maryann Riker: "The fourth collection in a series of zines from JUSTARIP Press dealing with the early history of women in astronomy!
"'Starry-Eyed Trail Blazer' tells about Maria Mitchell and the discovery of her comet; 'Starry-Eyed Gals' describes the earliest women to follow their stars and break new ground in the field of astronomy; 'A Woman of Substance' describes Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin who discovered the substance of stars; 'The Computers' tells the story of women hired to map the stars at the Harvard Observatory with precise methodology and new photographic processes; and 'Star Gazer' is the inspiring tale of Annie Jump Cannon, one of the women from the Harvard Observatory who rose from the ranks to break barriers for women in the field of astronomy."