Dr. Howard (1944 -) is an astronomer with an interest in the history of women in science. The second edition of her book "The Hidden Giants" tells the story of over 4,000 years of women in science. The accompanying web site http://www.astronomy.ua.edu/4000WS targets school aged children. She has also written a fiction book for young teens "The Invisible Rabbit and the Invisible Carrot Bar", a place where scared souls are healed. Born in Coronado, California to a Navy family, she is now retired from her position as Chief of the Nautical Almanac Office and lives in Maryland with her two cats.