[ASA] Women in Astronomy Steering Committee: call for nominations

Stuart Ryder Stuart.Ryder at aao.gov.au
Wed Feb 4 11:39:54 AEDT 2015

Dear ASA members,

   The Women in Astronomy Chapter (http://asawomeninastronomy.org/) was 
established by the ASA Council in November 2009. The goals of the 
Chapter are to raise the profile of women in Australian astronomy, 
collect statistics on the status of women in astronomy, provide 
information, liaise with other international bodies representing the 
status of women in astronomy, and organise women in astronomy meetings. 
All ASA members are welcome to join the Chapter by registering at 

   Nominations are now open for 3 general members, one student member, 
and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Women in Astronomy Chapter. 
If you would be interested in serving in one of these roles and are 
registered as a Chapter member, please e-mail me with the position you 
wish to nominate for by 5pm AEDT on Friday 6 February. Men and women 
from any institution in Australia or elsewhere who are current ASA 
members are encouraged to nominate. If there are more nominees than 
positions available then an on-line ballot of chapter members will be 
run. The current membership of the Steering Committee is at 

   On behalf of the Chapter I would like to extend my thanks to retiring 
Steering Committee members Virginia Kilborn, Sarah Brough, Stuart Ryder, 
Jane Kaczmarek, and particularly to Lisa Harvey-Smith for their 
contributions which helped make 2014 such an outstanding year for the 
Women in Astronomy Chapter.


Stuart Ryder
WiA Chapter Secretary

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