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February 10, 2005 04:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-07

American Astronomical Society Sets Goals for Improving Gender Equity in Astronomy

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February 10, 2005: The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has endorsed a new set of recommendations to improve the status of gender equity in astronomy. The recommendations, endorsed at the 205th meeting of the Society in San Diego from January 8 to 13, 2005, were prepared by the Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA). The recommendation document, entitled Equity Now: The Pasadena Recommendations for Gender Equality in Astronomy is available at http://www.aas.org/~cswa.

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