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Events at the 229th American Astronomical Society Meeting
Several key events will be occurring at the 229th American Astronomical Society meeting, held January 4th-8th at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. Danny Barringer posted to Astrobetter for the upcoming meeting, and Jason Wr...
Several key events will be occurring at the 229th American Astronomical Society meeting, held January 4th-8th at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. Danny Barringer posted to Astrobetter for th...
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I just donated to Wikipedia because I use it all the time and want to support the free, sharing of collective knowledge.
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Happy Halloween!
Want a last minute, astronomy-themed Halloween costume?  Look no further! 
Want a last minute, astronomy-themed Halloween costume? Look no further! Shooting star Galaxy Jet Pack Sunshine Crescent Moon Big and Little Dipper Family Solar System Astronaut, Spa...
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Guest Post: Understanding Gender Fluidity
T oday's guest post is by Dr JJ Eldridge. Dr. Eldridge is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and prefers them/they pronouns. They study exploding binary stars and have also been trying to explode the myth of a gender binary. They a...
Today's guest post is by Dr JJ Eldridge. Dr. Eldridge is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and prefers them/they pronouns. They study exploding binary stars and have also been trying to explode the ...
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Cross-posting: Solidarity from APS COM & AAPT COD
7/8/16 Dear Members of the Physics Community, We, the undersigned, members of the American Physical Society’s Committee on Minorities (APS COM) and the American Association of Physics Teachers Committee on Diversity (AAPT COD) stand with Black physicists an...
7/8/16 Dear Members of the Physics Community, We, the undersigned, members of the American Physical Society’s Committee on Minorities (APS COM) and the American Association of Physics Teachers Committee on Diversity (AAPT COD...
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The Surprising Lessons Depression Taught Me
Today's guest post is by Nicole Cabrera Salazar . Nicole is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Georgia State University. She plans to pursue a career in science communication/outreach focusing on equity in STEM.  Back in December I opened up about taking a ...
Today's guest post is by Nicole Cabrera Salazar. Nicole is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Georgia State University. She plans to pursue a career in science communication/outreach focusing on equity in STEM. Back in De...
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#AAS229: Making the Most of the AAS Winter Meeting with Twitter
It can be intimidating to attend the AAS winter meeting, especially the first time. This winter over 4,000 astronomers will gather in Grapevine, Texas to exchange ideas, discuss research, and network with other professionals in astronomy. The program can be...
It can be intimidating to attend the AAS winter meeting, especially the first time. This winter over 4,000 astronomers will gather in Grapevine, Texas to exchange ideas, discuss research, and network with other professionals ...
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500 Women Scientists
A group of women scientists who have been working in Washington as AAAS science fellows have written an open letter to the US congress and the new administration expressing their concerns. The full text is below. This effort was inspired by a letter of 100 ...
A group of women scientists who have been working in Washington as AAAS science fellows have written an open letter to the US congress and the new administration expressing their concerns. The full text is below. This effort ...
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Wage Inequality Talk at #TechInclusion16
I gave a talk at the Tech Inclusion Conference in San Francisco today.  The talk was on the research I did on the gender wage gap using Hired 's platform data.   The full report is here. Here are the slides of my talk in case you missed it:
I gave a talk at the Tech Inclusion Conference in San Francisco today. The talk was on the research I did on the gender wage gap using Hired's platform data. The full report is here. Here are the slides of my talk in case y...
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Access Astronomy and the Working Group on Accessibility and Disability
The American Astronomical Society's  Working Group of Accessibility and Disability (WGAD) has started a blog: Access Astronomy .  Below is cross-posted (with permission) from Access Astronomy : Disabi lities are common in America today, with
19% of the Amer...
The American Astronomical Society's Working Group of Accessibility and Disability (WGAD) has started a blog: Access Astronomy. Below is cross-posted (with permission) from Access Astronomy: Disabilities are common in Americ...
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A Data Driven Approach to Ending the Wage Gap
Originally printed in Quartz : More than 20 years that have passed since the National Committee on Pay Equity first called for action on the gender wage gap. But not much has changed. Women continue to earn less than men, and research shows that women often...
Originally printed in Quartz: More than 20 years that have passed since the National Committee on Pay Equity first called for action on the gender wage gap. But not much has changed. Women continue to earn less than men, and...
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I’m speaking about using data to address the gender wage gap at this meet-up next week (all genders welcome). If you are in the San Francisco area, please come on down: 
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