We haven't received many responses to our call for AAS members to recommend female astronomers and astronomers of color whose birthdays should be noted on the AAS Wall Calendar. Ideas, anyone?
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Nearly all the astronomers whose birthdays are noted in the AAS Wall Calendar are white men. We explain why that was true in the past and invite you to help us celebrate more women and people of color in the future.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the Women in Astronomy blog gives a shout-out to the many women who helped make possible the first landing of humans on another world.
The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy invites you to share your memories of Dr. E Margaret Burbidge, who turns 100 this year, by 2 August.
The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy wants your help to prepare state-of-the-profession white papers for the Astro2020 decadal survey and develop a strategic plan for the 2020s.
The International Astronomical Union has joined a study on how to reduce the gap between men and women in the natural sciences and related disciplines. Please take their survey by 31 October.
To prevent sexual harassment, academic institutions should go beyond legal compliance to promote a change in culture, says a new study. Current approaches have not led to a decline in harassment.
The former chief scientist at NASA has been named the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall, effective 30 April.
Women of color working in astronomy and planetary science report more gender and racial harassment than any other group in the field, according to a new study revealing widespread harassment in these scientific disciplines.
Proposal acceptance rates for the Chandra X-ray Observatory were higher for men than women in the early years, but they have been indistinguishable since 2009. That's good news!
We know there's gender+age bias in proposal reviews. Shouldn't we all follow the Hubble team's example and try to fix it?
The January 2016 issue of the semiannual newsletter of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy is now available for download as a PDF.
The bad news about sexual harassment in astronomy is actually good news, because we're talking about the issue openly.
An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education includes interviews with five women astronomers, all AAS members, as it explores what it’s like to navigate a field in which women are such a clear minority.
The National Postdoctoral Association has published a guidebook to assist postdoc women in navigating through their careers by utilizing professional societies and associations.
Responding to a highly publicized case of sexual harassment by a famous astronomer, the chair of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy has posted a message to the greater community.
The June 2015 issue of the semiannual newsletter of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy is now available for download as a PDF.
The January 2015 issue of the semiannual newsletter of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy is now available for download as a PDF.
The June 2014 issue of Status, the magazine of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA), is now available for downloading as a 3.1-megabyte PDF.
AASWomen is the weekly electronic publication of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA). It consists of news, advice, and job postings relevant to women in astronomy.