Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Share Your Best CSWA Memories!

2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy. For 40 years, this Committee has been making recommendations to AAS leadership on ways to improve the astronomical community so that all women (people who identify as female, including trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified) are welcome and encouraged to pursue astronomy. We have submitted white papers in decadal surveys, endorsed four Women in Astronomy conferences, and shared the perspectives of astronomers whose experiences in the field differ from the status quo on our Women in Astronomy blog among other things.

To celebrate, we asked attendees of our Meet and Greet at the 235th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society to briefly share their favorite CSWA memories. We now want to extend that offer to the rest of the astronomy community. Read the memories below and feel free to add your own in the comments!

Thank you all for a wonderful 40 years and here’s to 40 more!

What are your best CSWA memories?

“Women in Astronomy IV in 2017 was an excellent meeting!”
“First status of women in astronomy meeting at STScI and the CSWA receptions at AAS meetings.”
Jennifer Wiseman, Goddard Space Flight Center
“The Women in Astronomy blog has been a weekly part of my life since graduate school, consistently enriching it.”
Amanda Moffett, University of North Georgia
“The newsletter and blog are really appreciated.”
Duilia de Mello, Catholic University of America

1 comment :

  1. I'm delighted to share historic and contemporary stories of women in science who've been profiled in the AASWomen Newsletter with family, friends, and diverse colleagues!
    Grace Wolf-Chase, Adler Planetarium