ASTROMOVES is a project to document and analyse the career decision making of astrophysicists using an intersectional lens. This cultural astronomy project uses publicly available information and interviews to identify the factors present in those decisions made for navigating astrophysics careers. Intersectionality speaks to the multiple identities embodied by individual astrophysicists in terms of ethnicity, class, able-ness, gender, etc. Cultural astronomy is a research area that in many ways is always becoming.
Though researchers have been engaged with studying people and their beliefs and practices connected to the sky for hundreds of years, cultural astronomy classes are relatively recent additions to universities with less than a handful of degree programs worldwide. Cultural astronomy includes studies such as ASTROMOVES as well as indigenous astronomy and archaeoastronomy which are embedded in diverse cultures; thus cultural astronomy oftentimes has diversity built into the research.