History: The new task force was called to action by the President and was approved by the Board of Trustees. It is a continuation of the past task force that was put together by Past President Megan Donahue.
Term: The term is temporary, starting on February 2021, and will end once the task force finalizes its recommendation, which will be presented to the Board.
Charge: We are expanding the charter into a full recommendation document for the AAS in order to help members, especially early career members and students who are contemplating career paths outside of academia.
Report: The Beyond Astronomy Academe Task Force final report can be found here.
Input to the Task Force was also provided by these members of the Employment and Education Committees:
Tania Anderson, Space Telescope Science Institute
Sanlyn Buxner, University of Arizona (Co-Chair, Education Committee)
Meredith Danowski, Ball Aerospace
Chelen Johnson, SOFIA Science Center
Kelsey Johnson, University of Virginia
Karen Masters, Haverford (Co-Chair, Education Committee)
Amelia Malling, GLAS Education
Kate Meredith, GLAS Education
Lee Anne Willson, Iowa State University