The International Astronomical Union has published Springboard to Action outlining concrete actions that can be taken by individuals and organizations to improve equity, inclusion, and diversity in astronomy.
The executive leadership of the American Institute of Physics and seven of its Member Societies, including the American Astronomical Society, have joined more than 1,500 other leaders in signing the CEO Action for...
The American Institute of Physics, of which the AAS is a member society, is celebrating and supporting #BlackinPhysics Week through 31 October via the publication of a series of essays, oral histories, illustrations, and...
The American Institute of Physics has appointed Taharee Jackson to help prevent future scientists in physics, astronomy, and related fields from suffering the discriminatory trauma that far too many have faced.
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and National Society of Black Physicists have launched a new research internship and recruitment opportunity that could serve as a model for similar programs worldwide.
The National Academies are undertaking a study about how to increase diversity and inclusion in space-mission leadership and are seeking committee members. Nominations (including self-nominations) are due by 17 August.
Andrew Fraknoi has prepared a free list of written and video resources about and by 25 Black astronomers, as well as general materials to examine the history and issues facing Black members of the astronomical community.
The AAS Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy (CSMA) has been sponsoring a compilation of demographic information for all People of Color in the astronomical sciences since 2018. Here's where to find it.
Mary Winston Jackson (1921–2005) successfully overcame the barriers of segregation and gender bias to become a professional aerospace engineer and leader in ensuring equal opportunities for future generations.