UAT Webinar – December 8, 2020

Please join us for a 60-minute informational Zoom webinar on the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) on Tuesday, December 8, at 9:00am EST (etc). We hope to extend UAT adoption in the community, so please bring your questions and feedback.

The UAT is an open, interoperable, community-supported thesaurus from the American Astronomical Society (AAS).  The webinar will include presentations on UAT implementations from the following speakers:

  • An Introduction to the UAT
    Katie Frey (, Curator of the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus, Assistant Head Librarian at the Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian

  • Implementing the UAT in the Proposal Process at STScI
    Sarah Weissman (, Senior Software Engineer & Jenny Novacescu (, Chief Librarian, Space Telescope Science Institute

  • UAT as a Critical Element in AAS Author Submissions
    Peter Williams (, AAS Innovation Scientist

  • Integrating UAT into the ADS
    Alberto Accomazzi (, Principal Investigator for the NASA Astrophysics Data System

Slides will be posted to this page after the event.

We look forward to seeing you on December 8!

The UAT Steering Committee
Barbara Kern (Chair)
Director, Science Libraries, University of Chicago

Alberto Accomazzi
Principal Investigator, NASA Astrophysics Data System

Daina Bouquin
Head Librarian, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Sebastien Derriere
Observatoire de Strasbourg, CDS

Graham McCann
Head of Platform and Content Management, IOP Publishing

Jenny Novacescu
Chief Institute Librarian, Space Telescope Science Institute

Julie Steffen
Chief Publishing Officer, American Astronomical Society

Ethan Vishniac
Editor in Chief, American Astronomical Society

Sarah Weissman
Senior Software Engineer, Space Telescope Science Institute

Peter Williams
AAS Innovation Scientist, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Katie Frey
UAT Curator
Assistant Head Librarian, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian