Review of the Status of Women
at the Space Telescope Science
In light of the recent studies done
on the status of women in science at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (see
C. M. Urry (2001). STATUS, June;
www.aas.org/ ~cswa/pubs.html) and the
California Institute of Technology (see I. A.
Sargent (2002). STATUS, June;
www.aas.org/~cswa/pubs.html), the Association
of Universities for Research in Astronomy
(AURA) sponsored a committee to look at the
status of women at the Space Telescope Science
Institute (STScI) and report on their findings.
The Institute, located in Baltimore, Maryland,
was founded in 1981, and is home to the
Hubble Space Telescope.
The AURA committee visited the STScI and
conducted an extensive review over two days in
the spring of 2002. AURA has made that report
public and AURA and STScI have responded.
Links are available from the Institute’s web page
(http://www.stsci.edu/institute/) to the report,
AURA’s response, STScI’s response (printed
below), and the Baltimore Charter.
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