The bad news about sexual harassment in astronomy is actually good news, because we're talking about the issue openly.
The AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2016 is now under way. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote! Deadline: 31 January 2016.
Mercedes Richards (Pennsylvania State University) has stepped down from the AAS Council; the Executive Committee has appointed Nancy Chanover (New Mexico State University) to finish her term.
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.
Dara Norman and her colleagues invite your input on revising the AAS Ethics Statement to add policies and procedures for filing complaints and responding to them.
Only full members are generally eligible for elected positions within the Society. To ensure that early-career members' voices are heard, Meg Urry is creating a special advisory board.
Balloting for the next election of AAS Officers and Councilors opens in mid-December 2015 and closes at the end of January 2016. Here is the slate of candidates.
Meg Urry reflects on a difficult week for the astronomical community and describes a new effort to strengthen the AAS Ethics Statement.
The AAS deplores sexual harassment and expresses its support for people who risk their own professional status by speaking publicly to protect others from similar abuse.
The National Postdoctoral Association has published a guidebook to assist postdoc women in navigating through their careers by utilizing professional societies and associations.