Aims of the Chapter

  • The Chapter will represent minority groups working in astronomy in Australia, raise awareness of issues faced by these groups and undertake to establish best practice guidelines for supporting the inclusion of these groups in our community.
  • The Chapter will monitor the status of minorities working in astronomy in Australia and recommend future actions that will improve the working environment for all astronomers.
  • To improve the status of women in astronomy, the Chapter will assist to ensure appropriate representation for women within the Australian astronomy community, both at scientific meetings and on high-level decision-making committees.
  • The Chapter will enable networking via annual IDEA sessions at ASA Annual Science Meetings and annual workshops held around the country.