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Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA)

Website: http://www.aas.org/cswa/
(In its left-side menu, that page has links to the CSWA's magazine Status and to the Women in Astronomy blog.)

History: Established June 1, 1979.

Members: Originally five members - two men and three women - appointed by Council in June, preferably from a list of volunteers. Enlarged to 12 members in 2012.

Term: Three years, June to June; staggered; from the close of one Annual Members' Meeting to the close of the next Annual Members' Meeting.

Chair: Appointed by the AAS council; three year term, from the June business meeting to June business meeting.

Charge: Recommends to the Council practical measures that the AAS can take to improve the status of women in astronomy and encourage their entry into this field.

Committee members