ASA Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Chapter

Welcome to the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Astronomy (IDEA) Chapter of the Astronomical Society of Australia. The Chapter was established as the Women in Astronomy Chapter by the ASA Council in November 2009, to raise the profile of women in Australian astronomy. In 2016, the Chapter aims were broadened to include wider diversity issues and was renamed to reflect this change.

The 2017 Diversity in Astronomy Workshop will be held at Macquarie University in Sydney from 28 – 29 September, 2017.

The 2016 Pleiades Award winners were recently awarded their certificates at the ASA Annual Science Meeting in Canberra, from July 9 -14. The first Gold Award was presented to CAASTRO (see article here), and the other 11 successful institutions also accepted their Awards.

We have recently published a Conference Gender-balance endorsement policy and added an Anti-harassment advice page.