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New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
leave, assisting with childcare, assisting with spousal employment, and allowing delay of the tenure clock.22
CONCLUSION: The gender gap in astronomy has diminished significantly,although women still occupy only a small percentage of the most seniorpositions. Astronomy departments and the community as a whole need tocontinue work to promote gender equity at all levels.
The “Pasadena Recommendations” of the National “Women in Astronomy” meeting in 2003 were endorsed by the American Astronomical Society.