Color Outside the Lines

Hello! Welcome to COTL, a discussion place for BIPOC. Posted the first 3 Wednesdays of the month

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Prompt: Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the US! Do you do anything special this month? Any traditions?

Highlight: Dr. George R. Carruthers

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll do a short highlight of Black scientist

Today’s scientist is Dr. George Robert Carruthers. Dr. Carruthers invented the far UV electrographic camera that was used by astronauts on Apollo 16. This lead to an increased understanding in interstellar medium (such as gases and matter in space).

Dr. Carruthers with his main invention

Are there any Black scientists you think need more recognition?

Sorry I got this in late! Next week will likely be posted Thursday, sorry ahead of time!