Call for Input: Astro2020 Panel on the State of the Profession and Societal Impacts
The Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020) is the first decadal survey of astronomy and astrophysics to establish a Panel on the State of the Profession and Societal Impacts. Its goal is to assess the health of the community, including topics such as demographics, diversity and inclusion, workplace climate, workforce development, education, and public engagement. Community input is critical for this endeavor, and we invite you to share your thoughts, ideas, and comments with the panel by completing this form. This input will help the panel make actionable suggestions to the Astro2020 steering committee on what the profession should look like in 2030 and how that vision can be realized. Submissions can be made either anonymously or signed. Only comments received by 6 March 2020, will be considered by the panel.
Astro2020 is a partnership between the National Academies and the astronomical community to survey the field of astronomy and astrophysics and provide priorities for the most important scientific and technical activities for the upcoming decade. It will also serve as a guide for scientists, policy makers, and agencies invested in the astronomical sciences. Visit their website to sign up for their mailing list and keep up to date on the latest developments including calls for input and upcoming events.