AAS 206th Meeting, 29 May - 2 June 2005
Session 18 Professional Ethics for Astronomers
Special Session, Monday, 10:00-11:30am, May 30, 2005, 102 B

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[18.01] Professional Ethics for Astronomers

K.B. Marvel (American Astronomical Society)

There is a growing recognition that professional ethics is an important topic for all professional scientists, especially physical scientists. Situations at the National Laboratories have dramatically proven this point. Professional ethics is usually only considered important for the health sciences and the legal and medical professions. However, certain aspects of the day to day work of professional astronomers can be impacted by ethical issues. Examples include refereeing scientific papers, serving on grant panels or telescope allocation committees, submitting grant proposals, providing proper references in publications, proposals or talks and even writing recommendation letters for job candidates or serving on search committees. This session will feature several speakers on a variety of topics and provide time for questions and answers from the audience.

Confirmed speakers include:

Kate Kirby, Director Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics - Professional Ethics in the Physical Sciences: An Overview

Rob Kennicutt, Astrophysical Journal Editor - Ethical Issues for Publishing Astronomers

Peggy Fischer, Office of the NSF Inspector General - Professional Ethics from the NSF Inspector General's Point of View

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: marvel@aas.org

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