Press & Media

Welcome to the Press pages the International Astronomical Union (IAU) hosted by IAU Press Office (located at the ESO education and Public Outreach Department, ePOD). 

We encourage journalists and educators to reproduce IAU images and videos in their articles and educational materials, so long as IAU is clearly credited as the source of the material. Please refer to the copyright notice at the bottom of this page for full terms of use.  

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Press Releases

IAU press releases describe scientific, technical and organisation developments and achievements. The IAU also publishes News.

News are shorter than press releases (typically below 200 words) and highlight stories and events which are of interest to the community. This includes announcing dates and locations of upcoming events.

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