AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of April 27, 2007 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Geoffrey Clayton, & Hannah Jang-Condell 

This week's issues: 
 
1. CSWA Session at Hawaii AAS Meeting: Women of Solar Physics 
 
2. CSWA Session at Hawaii AAS Meeting: Sexual Harassment 
 
3. Childcare Ideas for the Honolulu Meeting 
 
4. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN (New!) 
 
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1. CSWA Session at Hawaii AAS Meeting: Women of Solar Physics 
From: Joan Schmelz (jschmelzmemphis.edu) 
 
CSWA invites those of you who will be attending the AAS meeting in 
Hawaii to a special session on Thursday morning, May 31 at 10 am. The 
consecutive SPD and AAS meetings provide an opportunity to highlight 
women astronomers in the field of solar physics. The session will focus 
on status and science. It will include an introduction and brief history 
of women in solar physics and a snapshot of their current statistics 
within the field. This will be followed by science talks. 
 
Speakers include: 
 
-- Women of the Solar Physics Division 
Andrea Dupree (CfA) 
 
-- Following the Trail of Heavy Ions through the Solar Corona and into 
the Solar Wind 
Shadia Habbal (University of Hawaii) 
 
-- A Solar Cycle Prediction Puzzle's Possible Explanation? 
Janet Luhmann (UC Berkeley) 
 
-- Are Inputs to Standard Solar Models Correct? 
Sarbani Basu (Yale University) 
 
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2. CSWA Session at Hawaii AAS Meeting: Sexual Harassment 
From: Joan Schmelz (jschmelzmemphis.edu) 
 
Have you been the victim of sexual harassment? Do you know someone who 
has? What advice would you give to a friend who has had such an 
experience? A CSWA special session at the AAS meeting in Hawaii will 
focus on these issues. The session is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, 
May 31 at 12:45 pm. 
 
CSWA would like to start this session with a series of personal 
anecdotes from the audience. Would anyone be willing to share a 
harassment experience? If you would like to remain anonymous, you can 
e-mail us an account of the incident and we will read it, or you can ask 
a friend or colleague to read the account for you. We will then solicit 
suggestions from the audience on how an individual might avoid the 
incident altogether, handle it in real time, or deal with the 
consequences once it has happened. We hope to come up with advice that 
we can distribute to a wider audience in future issues of AASWOMEN. 
 
(If you prefer, you can send e-mail to my personal address rather than 
to aaswomenaas.org. In this case, I promise to keep your identity 
secret, even from the other CSWA members.) 
 
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3. Childcare Ideas for the Honolulu Meeting 
From: Hannah Jang-Condell [hannahdtm.ciw.edu] 
 
Recent discussions on childcare on the AASWOMEN list reveal that this is 
a real issue that has been poorly addressed at past AAS Meetings. What 
little information the AAS provides often leads nowhere. Part of the 
problem facing conference participants with young children is the 
unfamiliarity of the locale and not knowing what resources are 
available. Perhaps this obstacle, at least, can be solved with a bit of 
networking, via this list. 
 
With the AAS Meeting in Honolulu fast approaching, what ideas do you 
have for childcare? If you are a local, what resources can you suggest? 
If you are coming from out of town, what are your plans? Please share 
your suggestions and ideas by sending them to aaswomenaas.org. 
 
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