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Committee for Sexual-Orientation & Gender Minorities in Astronomy (SGMA)


History: Established as the Working Group on LGBTIQ Equality (WGLE) on 8 January 2012

Members: Appointed by the AAS Board of Trustees

Term: Three years, June to June; staggered

Charge: To promote equality for sexual-orientation and gender minorities (SGMs) within our profession, including those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, questioning, or queer. SGMA works to

Warner/Pierce Prize Committee

Members: Appointed in January by the Board of Trustees.

Term: Two years, June to June.

Chair: Appointed by the Board of Trustees. Serves from one annual business meeting to the next: June - June.

Charge: Nominates candidates for the Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy and the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy.