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?
Modifications to the AAS Bylaws were approved by the AAS Executive Committee in October 2015, and are presented here for member review.
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 AAS Ethics Task Force was charged with revising the AAS Code of Ethics in October 2015. A draft is ready and we need your input.
The AAS Council established a Task Force on Society Governance at the 2016 winter meeting. That task force will hold its first meeting 10-11 March and will be accepting feedback from AAS members and non-members.
Voting in the AAS election of officers and councilors for terms beginning in 2016 closed on 31 January, and the ballots have been counted. The envelopes, please...
At their gathering in Kissimmee, the AAS's elected leaders approved budgets, appointed committees, and took other actions to guide the activities of the Society.
Voting for the AAS election of officers and councilors will close at 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, 31 January 2016. The best way to ensure that your voice is heard is to vote!
The bad news about sexual harassment in astronomy is actually good news, because we're talking about the issue openly.