Women astronomers hope to inspire girls to take up science

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    Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, a resident astronomer at Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, stands outside a telescope on Maunakea.

  • Yuko Kakazu, astronomer and public outreach specialist at Subaru Telescope, holds “Subby,” the telescope’s mascot, Tuesday in the simulator lab at the Subaru Telescope office in Hilo.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald East Asian Observatory Deputy Director Jessica Dempsey stands outside her office on Wednesday.

East Asian Observatory Deputy Director Jessica Dempsey says she is confident Hawaii has the highest concentration of women working as astronomers anywhere in the world.