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AASWOMEN Newsletter for December 19, 2014

19 Dec 2014, 18:57 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for December 19, 2014
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of December 19, 2014eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Cogitations on Gender at the "dot Astro" Conference2. On Being a Transgender Astronomer3. Results from a survey of gender and question asking among UK astronomers4. Thinking about how girls think about themselves5. Recognizing and Inspiring Women Scientists6. Mass Moments: Henrietta Leavitt Buried in Cambridge7. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter9. Access to Past Issues1. Cogitations on Gender at the "dot Astro" Conference From: Brooke Simmons via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com Last week I was at the .Astronomy meeting at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. .Astro ("dot astro") is less a meeting about any specific science and more a meeting about being a scientist, and using the internet to do and communicate science. It's also more than that, and partly its structure is what makes it hard to define: about half of it is an unconference whose agenda is set on the fly by the participants. This choose-your-own-adventure meeting means that each .Astro is different, but it also means that a single .Astro is different ...

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