Project Diversity@NAOJ


What is Project Diversity
In 2019, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) will host this IAU Symposium “Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion — a roadmap to action within the framework of IAU centennial anniversary”. Building momentum towards the symposium, we will host a set of talks (in English or Japanese) at NAOJ related to diversity and inclusion. We invite a speaker about once a month and set up a talk at lunch time.


No.10: September 30, 2019 12:00 – 13:00
Speaker: Aya Bmba
(The University of Tokyo / The Astronomical Society of Japan)
Title: Quick-look analysis of the questionnaire on gender equality in the Astronomical Society of Japan
Language: mainly Japanese with English slides
read more / poster


No.9: June 18, 2019 12:00 – 13:00
Speaker: Shin Mineshige
(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
Title: What is “Inclusive Astronomy”?  A personal thought on “disabilities” and “study”
Language: mainly Japanese with English slides
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No.8: April 23, 2019 12:00 – 13:00
Speaker: Kumiko Usuda-Sato & Lina Canas
Title: Astronomy for Diversity and Inclusion: Building Networks, Best Practices, and a Roadmap to Action for Change
Language: mainly Japanese with English slides
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No.7: February 8, 2019 12:00 – 13:00
Speaker: Maria Rosaria D’Antonio
(IAU Head of Administration / Inspiring Stars Task Force)
Title: Under one sky: discovering Inspiring Stars in a universe without walls and borders
Language: English
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No.6: January 15, 2019 12:00 – 13:00
Speaker: Akiko Hasegawa
Title: Hearing Impaired from Birth
Language: Sign language with Japanese interpretation, with English slides
read more / poster

No.5: November 16, 2018 12:00 – 13:00
Speaker: Berenice Himmelfarb
(IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) / ISIT: Institute of Intercultural Management and Communication)
Title: INCLUSIVE WRITING: How to be more respectful of our differences.
Language: English
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No.4: October 16, 2018 12:00 – 13:00
Speaker: Megumi Tanaka
(Board of directors, Chairman of the Out-reach committee
United Blind of Seattle, Washington Council of the Blind)
– The inclusion and the acceptance of people with disabilities
in the American and Japanese societies –
Language: Japanese with English full text
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Special: September 27 16:30 – 17:30
Speaker: Ewine F. van Dishoeck
(Leiden University, International Astronomical Union President)
Title: Women in Astronomy and Science
Language: English
* remote talk from the University of Tokyo

No.3: September 11, 2018 12:00 – 13:00
Speaker: Machi Dilworth
(Vice President for Gender Equality and Human Resource Development,
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST))
Title: Gender Equality and Diversity at OIST
Language: Japanese with English slides
* remote talk from OIST
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No.2: July 26, 2018 12:00 – 13:00
Speaker: Ryoko Ishikawa
(NAOJ, Gender Equality Promotion Committee of NAOJ and NINS)
Title: Gender Equality and Child Care Support in NAOJ – From the View Point of System Users
Language: Japanese with English slides
read more / poster / slides (2 MB)

No.1: June 4, 2018 12:00 – 13:00
Speaker: Hannah Harris
(Leiden University / IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO))
Title: Diversity, Bias, and Equity in Astronomy
Language: English
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