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About This Web Site:
This database, produced by the
American Astronomical Society's
Committee on the Status of Women,
names, professional affiliations, scientific interests, talk titles and
contact information for women in astronomy and astrophysics. As of March
2002, this database replaces the earlier Women in Astronomy database.
New submissions are welcome and strongly encouraged .
The Women in Astronomy list can be used to:
- find speakers for colloquia, scientific meetings, or school visits
- solicit job applicants
- sort by education, expertise, research interests, etc. for statistical
or search purposes
The information contained on this list was submitted by each person listed
using the CSWA Submission Form (internal to the database). Users
of this list should make their own contacts with individuals contained
herein. For speaking engagements, arrangements and provisions should be made
directly between your institution and the desired speaker, not through the
CSWA. The CSWA discourages use of this list for bulk e-mail postings.
Adding Yourself to the Database:
To provide for easy and timely updates, this new database requires a
username and password for access. To add yourself to the database, click
button on the login page. You'll be asked to pick a username and password.
You must include an email address for validation purposes; this address does
NOT automatically appear in the database. Once you are registered, you may
the database. Click on the add button to add your entry. If the
pull-down menus are missing options that apply to you, you can leave
those fields blank. Then just edit your posted entry to include
whatever information you want. Once your entry is posted you may modify it or
delete it at any time. Please use these options rather than adding multiple
entries for changes. If you forget your username or password, please
Guest Access for Searches:
A guest account has been set-up to allow non-users to search the database.
To enter as a guest, type guest as the username and WIAD as
the password for
login. You will
have full search capability, but will be unable to add new or modify
The new format of the database allows you to sort on any field in the
database and also to search for keywords. This should allow for customized
searches. To view multiple entries for comparison, it is usually
best to sort by last name (alphabetical) and to have the view set to
columns, rather than rows. These are the default settings.
Browser Compatibility Issues:
The database has a known incompatibility with versions of Netscape older
than 4.6 and possibly Internet Explorer older than 5.1. If you are using an
older version of these browsers, it is recommended that you upgrade to a more
Web Site Heritage:
The original CSWA
Women in Astronomy Database (archival version) was created by Lisa Frattare
with editorial help from Kathryn Mead, Meg Urry and Debra Elmegreen. The
original CSWA AAS web site was created by Kathryn Mead (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please report any problems, questions and concerns to the