[ASA] Statement from the ASA

Virginia Kilborn vkilborn at swin.edu.au
Thu Oct 15 14:35:23 AEDT 2015

To ASA members:

Many members of the Australian astronomical community will have read about
Geoff Marcy violating UC Berkeley sexual harassment policies (
The ASA extends its support to survivors of sexual harassment and condemns
harassment. Sexual harassment and sexism at scientific meetings and in the
workplace are unacceptable.

The Astronomical Society of Australia has a code of ethics that its members
must adhere to (http://asa.astronomy.org.au/code_of_ethics.php) and a new
anti-harassment policy for all ASA-affiliated meetings and events that has
been developed over the past few months is attached, and will be uploaded
to the ASA website shortly.

The ASA Women in Astronomy and ECR chapters stand with the ASA Council in
making the strongest possible stance against sexism and sexual harassment
in the Australian astronomy community.

Virginia Kilborn,
On behalf of the ASA council

Virginia Kilborn
Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
Ph (w) +61 (0)3 9214 4380
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