Call for Interest: Women in Astronomy IV

We are pleased to announce “Women in Astronomy IV: The Many Faces of Women Astronomers”, a conference sponsored by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) to take place June 9 – 11, 2017, following the 2017 AAS Summer Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Through extensive use of workshops, panels, and small group discussions, WiA IV will focus on issues that affect a broad spectrum of women in astronomy. It will address the challenges specific to women and what institutions can do to create welcoming, equitable workplaces. Workshops and breakout sessions will be structured with the aim of producing policy white papers, tool kits, and resource lists.

We encourage interested parties to visit our website ( to view the formal announcement. Please pre-register ( to indicate your interests and topic preferences and to receive updates about the conference. Responses that arrive by November 18, 2016, will be considered as we finalize the program.

Help spread the word by circulating this announcement to your departments and networks. Astronomy professionals at all career levels and in all settings are invited to participate. Questions can be addressed to

We look forward to seeing you at WiA IV!

Nancy Morrison on behalf of the Women in Astronomy IV organizing committee