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Equity and diversity in astronomy

‘Why is there a black hole where women should be?’ asked Member of Parliament Chi Onwurah during her plenary talk on women in science at EWASS 2018. Gender equity was among a variety of topics discussed in a day-long Special Session.

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We thank the other session organizers and facilitators: V. Gonzalez Perez, J. Knapen, S. Kanani, E. Angelakis, I. Marquez, M. Karouzos, S. Habergham-Mawson, M. Rashman and R. Nicholson, along with all the speakers and those who contributed to the session. We also acknowledge session sponsorship from Nature Astronomy and Nature.

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Jermak, H.E., Lucatello, S. & Woods, P. Equity and diversity in astronomy. Nat Astron 2, 523–524 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-018-0514-0

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