Committees

Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy

About

The Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy was established in 1979. We serve staggered 3-year terms. Our charge is to recommend to the AAS Board of Trustees practical measures that can be taken to improve the status of women in astronomy and encourage their entry into this field. We have several electronic publications: AASWomen, a weekly newsletter; the Women in Astronomy Blog, and Status, a semiannual magazine. We organize special sessions and Town Halls at each AAS meeting, and our members have contributed extensively to the organization of international meetings on the status of women in astronomy.

History: 

Established June 1, 1979.

Members: 

Originally five members — two men and three women — appointed by the Board of Trustees 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 Board; three-year term, from the June business meeting to June business meeting.

Charge: 

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

Policy: 

The CSWA has adopted a policy clarifying our recommendations on proposals for projects or activities that we endorse or support. 

Board of Trustees Liaison

Committee Chair

Karly M. Pitman (She/Her/Hers)

Space Science Institute
Chair

Term: Jun 2021 – Jun 2024

Committee Members

Jessica D. Mink (She/Her/Hers)

Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Term: Jun 2015 – Jun 2024

Eric Hooper (He/Him/His)

Univiversity of Wisconsin, Madison

Term: Jun 2020 – Jun 2023

Gregory Rudnick

University of Kansas

Term: Jun 2017 – Jun 2023

Sukanya Chakrabarti

Rochester Institute of Technology

Term: Jun 2020 – Jun 2023

Amber L. Stuver

Villanova University

Term: Jun 2020 – Jun 2023

Bryné A. Hadnott

KIPAC Stanford

Term: Jun 2021 – Jun 2024

Regina Jorgenson (She/Her/Hers)

Maria Mitchell Observatory

Term: Jun 2019 – Jun 2025

Hannah Jang-Condell

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

Jeremy Bailin (He/Him/His)

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Term: Jun 2019 – Jun 2025

Stella Kafka

American Meteorological Society

Term: Jun 2019 – Jun 2025

Alessandra Aloisi (She/Her/Hers)

STScI

Term: Jun 2022 – Jun 2025

James Keane (He/Him/His)

California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Term: Jun 2019 – Jun 2025