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Meeting of the AstroFrauenNetzwerk, Heidelberg 19.9.2011

Where: New University, Hörsaal 12
When: Monday, September 19.9.2011, 14:00-17:00 h
In the wake of the international fall meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft in Heidelberg from September 19-23, the AstroFrauenNetzwerk (AFN) is organising a meeting/workshop. The AFN meeting/workshop is scheduled such that you have to option to combine your participation in the AFN meeting/workshop with a subsequent attendance of the Astronomische Gesellschaft meeting (for which you will have to register separately):

You are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming meeting of the network of women astronomers in German-speaking countries. This year's meeting will take the form of a workshop where we discuss the situation of women in astronomy and inform about the hiring process at the staff level. We invite everyone (independent of gender) interested to participate. In particular, we will have contributions (presentations and/or discussion contributions) by the following speakers:

14:00-14:10 Christiane Helling
AstroFrauenNetzwerk (AFN)
Welcome address and presentation of the AFN
14:10-14:25 Janine Fohlmeister
ARI Heidelberg
Results of a recent survey on careers of women astronomers in Germany
14:25-14:50 Susanne Huettemeister
Planetarium Bochum
Women in Astronomy
14:50-17:00 Eva Grebel, Christiane Helling
ARI Heidelberg, University of St. Andrews
Topical theme: "Berufungsverfahren" - professorial interviews (talk + discussion)
How to become a Professor at a University?
Which regional differences do I need to be aware of in a global world?
What are good/bad strategies during an interview?
Which questions do you HAVE to prepare for? (E.g. Why did you apply?)
Which are factors that you simply can't foresee?

We thank Janine Fohlmeister, Sabine Reffert, Lisa Kaltenegger, Svea Proft and the LOC of the AG fall meeting for organisational help.

Please note that there is also the possibility to participate in the boat trip organized by the AG at 17:00. This is the chance to continue AFN discussions and get to know each other!

You do not need to register to the full AG meeting to participate in the AFN meeting. Nevertheless please let us know beforehand if you plan to join the boat trip (email to For this we have to charge 15 Euro on site.

Additional events

We would also like to remind everyone that the workshops offered by the Arbeistkreis Chancengleichheit (AKC) of the "Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft" are open to all female astrophysicists regardless of DPG membership.