Astronomer (1944 - )

Dr. Howard is one of the coauthors of this Web site. She has just retired as Chief of the Nautical Almanac Office at the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. She was the first woman to hold that post. It's our home page so we get to be on it too.

She can be reached at

She has published a book with the background information about the women in science found on these web pages. There are short bios of over 400 women along with their place in history. The title is The Hidden Giants and is published by The book is available through most online book stores such as amazon.

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