Women in Astronomy Database
by Priscilla Benson and Lisa Frattare
As part of its on-going commitment to promote the
livelihood of female astronomers, the Committee on
the Status of Women in Astronomy is pleased to
announce an addition to their web site: the Women in
Astronomy Database. Spawned from earlier
collections of contributed data, this site contains
professional contact and scientific research interest
information on women in astronomy and other related
fields. Menu driven search pages allow easy browsing
of alphabetical, geographical and scientifically
categorized information. We have also included easy
web links to e-mail addresses, institutional and
professional web pages and a submission page.
The purpose of this list is manifold, and includes:
- a convenient way to find female speakers (e.g., for
colloquia, meetings, or public talks)
- a source for soliciting female job applicants
- a resource for newcomers and/or people isolated
from large research centers (e.g., for women isolated
at small schools)
- quick access to statistical information about current
positions, academic degrees, scientific interests, etc.,
of today's women of astronomy.
We encourage all members of the astronomical
community to use the information provided in this
database. The website can be reached at
and may also be reached from the CSWA web pages.
Priscilla Benson, CSWA Chair.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lisa
Frattare, CSWA/WiAD web manager.
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