The idea for this list began over lunch at the January 1998 AAS conference in Washington DC. This lunch group found that meeting other Christians in astronomy and discussing issues of common interest was useful and encouraging.
The Steering Committee decided to create a mailing list for ongoing (but low-volume) e-mail communication among Christian astronomers.
The purposes of this e-mail forum are:
1. To build a community of Christians in astronomy. We accomplish this in part by organizing gatherings at astronomy conferences and by distributing the contact information of subscribers to the list (inclusion is voluntary).