[ASA] Women in Astronomy Chapter/LGBTI/Mentoring activities at ASA ASM

Sarah Brough sarah.brough at aao.gov.au
Tue Jun 21 10:43:50 AEST 2016

Dear ASA Members,

For those attending the ASA Annual Science Meeting, just a reminder that 
our Women in Astronomy Chapter lunch is on Wednesday 6th July 1-2pm 
(with sessions returning at 2pm).  At the lunch we will be making 2 
announcements (!NEWS!), presenting the latest Pleiades Award winners 
with their certificates and taking the opportunity to discuss broader 
diversity issues in our community.

We are also organising the first Rainbow Astronomy dinner (for those who 
identify as LGBTI+, allies are also welcome).  This is a social event 
rather than a formal discussion session. We will meet outside the main 
lecture hall at 7:30pm on Monday 4th July and head off to Thai Pothong, 
294 King St, Newtown. If you have strong feelings or ideas about how to 
organise this event please contact JJ Eldridge 
(j.eldridge at auckland.ac.nz), Dan Zucker (daniel.zucker at mq.edu.au) or 
Lisa Harvey-Smith (Lisa.Harvey-Smith at csiro.au) as soon as possible.

Mentoring is important for career support and development so at the ASM 
there will also be a speed-meet-a-mentor session co-organised with the 
Early-Career Chapter at 6:30pm on Monday 4th July.

Please forward this around your groups as all are welcome to these 
events, including those who are not yet ASA or WiA Chapter members.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

On behalf of the Women in Astronomer Chapter Steering Committee


Sarah Brough
Future Fellow
PH: 02 9372 4848
Office Days: Mon-Thurs

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