Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Update on Events at the IAU XXIX General Assembly: Women Lunches and Early Career Events

The IAU XXIX General Assembly Women’s Lunch Events and the Early Career Events
IAU XXIX General Assembly: August 3-14, Hawaii Convention Center
organized by: 
The IAU Women in Astronomy Working Group
The Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy 

The Women in Astronomy Luncheon
Supported by a gracious donation from U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the International Astronomical Union
Presentations by
Meg Urry (Yale University, current President of AAS)
Bob Williams (Space Telescope Science Institute, past President, IAU)
Silvia Torres-Peimbert (incoming President, IAU)
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Room 323, Registration required
(currently sold out)

The Student Welcome Reception
Supported by a gracious donation from the American Astronomical Society
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Student Pavilion
Smoothies will be served.

Scattered Lunch Talk #1: The CSWA Survey on Workplace Climate
presenter: Christina Richey, NASA HQ and SDSE
Friday, August 7th, 2015
12:30-2:00 pm
Room 318A
Please bring lunch with you.

Scattered Lunch Talk #2: Inclusive Astronomy 2015
presenter: Meredith Hughes, Wesleyan University
Monday, August 10th, 2015
12:30-2:00 pm
Room 318A
Please bring lunch with you.

Scattered Lunch Talk #3: Unconscious Bias
presenter: Patricia Knezek, National Science Foundation
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
12:30-2:00 pm
Room 318B
Please bring lunch with you.

Meet the Mentor Events @ The IAU Student Pavilion
A chance for early career members to meet with leaders in the field
Please note: All dates, times, and mentors listed are currently tentative.
Wednesday, August 5th, 10 AM
Mentors: Bob Williams
Wednesday, August 5th, 2 PM
Mentors: Kathryn Johnston and Lisa Storrie-Lombardi
Thursday, August 6th, 10 AM
Mentors: Kate Brooks and Neil Gehrels
Thursday, August 6th, 2 PM
Mentors: Markus Kissler Patig
Friday, August 7th, 10 AM
Mentors: Corinne Charbonnel
Friday, August 7th, 2 PM
Mentors: Debbie Elmegreen and Magda Arnaboldi
Monday, August 10th, 10 AM
Mentors: Nadine Neumayer
Monday, August 10th, 2 PM
Mentors: Andrea Dupree and Francesca Primas
Tuesday, August 11th, 10 AM
Mentors: Francoise Combes and Patricia Whitelock
Tuesday, August 11th, 2 PM
Mentors: Duilia De Mello and Paola Caselli
Wednesday, August 12th, 10 AM
Mentors: Meredith Hughes and Birgitta Nordstroem
Wednesday, August 12th, 2 PM
Mentors: Matthew Colless

Students who wish to participate should sign up at the Student Pavilion starting Tuesday, August 4th, 5 PM (during the Student Reception).  Sign-ups sheets will remain throughout the 2 weeks and each meet-up is capped at 15 students.

Please contact IAU WIA Chair Francesca Primas: or
AAS CSWA Member Christina Richey: