Established June 1, 1979.
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.
Three years, June to June; staggered; from the close of one Annual Members' Meeting to the close of the next Annual Members' Meeting.
Appointed by the AAS Board; three-year term, from the June business meeting to June business meeting.
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.
Board of Trustees Liaison
Nancy D. Morrison
Term: Jun 2015 – Jun 2020
Term: Jun 2017 – Jun 2020