Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Updated: CSWA Activities at the January 2018 AAS meeting


The Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) is sponsoring two events at the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) winter meeting in January. Both are scheduled for Thursday, January 11.  In addition, CSWA member Christina Richey will be giving a talk during the "Status of the Astronomy Workforce" session Thursday morning.  Here are a few details:

Session 365. Status of the Astronomy Workforce
Potomac Ballroom C, 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.



CSWA Workplace Climate Survey: Gender and Racial Harassment in Planetary Science and Astronomy


Dr. Christina Richey






Session 335. The AAS Committee on the Status of Women: Then and Now and Where Do We Go from Here?
Potomac 1-2, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

How We Got from Then (1971 ) to Now - The Annie Jump Cannon Award and the  First Working Group on the Status of Women in Astronomy
Dr. Roberta Humphreys 


Panel:  Where Are We Now and Where Do We Go From Here?
Moderator: Dr. Nancy Morrison

Panelists: Drs. Jarita Holbrook, Maria Patterson, Jane Rigby, Meg Urry

CSWA Meet & Greet
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM; National Harbor 13
Meet the CSWA members & each other – refreshments will be served!!

Finally, please stop by the AAS booth during the meeting.  As a part of launching our new governance model, all the diversity committees will be a part of the AAS space, so its another great opportunity to meet your colleagues who are committed to improving the diversity and inclusion of our community.  We have a slideshow playing continuously to introduce you to your CSWA members, and we will be advertising our activities at this meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, January 5, 2018

AASWomen Newsletter for January 5, 2018

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
January 5, 2018
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Christina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. CSWA Activities at the January 2018 AAS meeting            
2. L'OrĂ©al USA For Women in Science Fellowships  
3. 2018 Space Astronomy Summer Program
4. American Girl's New NASA-Advised Doll is Aspiring Astronaut 
5. Space science work recognised in New Year Honours 
6. Job Opportunities   
7. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter
8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter
9. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

CSWA Activities at the January 2018 AAS meeting





The Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) is sponsoring two events at the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) winter meeting in January. Both are scheduled for Thursday, January 11.  The first will be a special session from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., in Potomac 1-2, entitled "The AAS Committee on the Status of Women: Then and Now and Where Do We Go from Here?"  We will open with a presentation by Dr. Roberta Humphreys of the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Humphreys will highlight activities that led to the creation of the CSWA, starting with Margaret Burbidge turning down the Cannon prize in 1971 because "the prize, available only to women, was in itself discriminatory.”  Included will be comparative demographic information about women in the 1970's and today.  We will then have a panel discussion about where we are now, and what the CSWA should be considering as we approach the 2020s. Dr. Nancy Morrison of the University of Toledo will moderate the panel discussion and subsequently open the discussion to the audience.  We want to hear from you!

The second event will be a CSWA Meet & Greet, following on our highly successful event in January 2017.  It will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in National Harbor 13.  Come meet the CSWA members attending the AAS, meet your colleagues, and tell us about what matters to you.  Light refreshments will be served.  

Finally, please stop by the AAS booth during the meeting.  As a part of launching our new governance model, all the diversity committees will be a part of the AAS space, so its another great opportunity to meet your colleagues who are committed to improving the diversity and inclusion of our community.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cross-post: STARtorialist BOOTH-tique at AAS 231



Need to do some last-minute Holiday shopping?  STARtorialist is an astronomy fashion blog (also on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook), run by by Emily Rice and Summer Ash, that curates and shares astronomy and science-themed clothing, accessories, decor, and more. This is one of the projects supported by ScienceBetter Consulting, the business venture inspired by the success of AstroBetter. The plan is for the business activities to cover the costs of maintaining the blog and support the generation of new content.  Even better, for the first time ever, astronomers are going to be able to buy items directly from STARtorialist via their BOOTH-tique at AAS 231 in National Harbor, MD, featuring hundreds of items from our favorite designers.  

They have made eGift Cards available for purchase before the conference which will be redeemable at the BOOTH-tique. These would make fabulous gifts for anyone attending AAS 231, so astronomers, it’s time to update your wish lists! This would be an excellent way to show support and appreciation for your friends and colleagues attending the meeting.

For more information, view the entire blogpost at:

http://www.astrobetter.com/blog/2017/12/12/startorialist-booth-tique-at-aas-231/