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Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 280 online

28 December 2011

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 280
"The Molecular Universe"
Eds.: José Cernicharo and Rafael Bachiller
Cambridge University Press ISSN: 1743-9221

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Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 277 online

6 December 2011

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 277
"Tracing the Ancestry of Galaxies (on the land of our ancestors)"
Eds.: Claude Carignan, Ken Freeman, Françoise Combes
Cambridge University Press ISBN 9780-521-76602-9

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The solar eclipse of 25 November 2011

21 November 2011

On Friday, 25 November 2011, a solar eclipse will sweep across the southern part of the world, with the Moon covering about 80% of the Sun at the south pole.  Only viewers close enough to Antarctica — in Cape Town, South Africa, near sunrise, and in the Australian island of Tasmania and the South Island of New Zealand near sunset — will be able to see the Sun eclipsed.  Even at its maximum on Earth, the eclipse will be only partial, with some of the everyday sun always visible.  The central part of the shadow will pass 330 km below the south ...

Letters on Intent for Symposia to be held in 2013

27 September 2011

Late LoI's are accepted, but should be submitted as quickly as possible. They will be made public as soon as they are received. The deadline for submission of full proposals remains Dec. 15.

Link: Letters of Intent for Symposia to be held in 2013

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 273 online

29 August 2011

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 273
"The Physics of Sun and Star Spots"
Eds.: Debi Choudhary, Klaus Strassmeier
Cambridge University Press ISBN 9780-521-76062-1

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Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 271 online

16 August 2011

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 271
"Astrophysical Dynamics: from Stars to Galaxies"
Eds.: Nic Brummell, Allan Sacha Brun, Yannick Ponty, Mark S. Miesch
Cambridge University Press ISBN 9780-521-19739-7

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Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 278 online

1 August 2011

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 278
"Oxford IX” International Symposium on Archaeoastronomy
Eds.: C. Ruggles
Cambridge University Press ISSN: 1743-9213

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IAU writes to AAS, CASCA and EAS in support of JWST Science

26 July 2011

Following recent announcements concerning the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) the IAU has written to the Presidents of the American Astronomical Society, the Canadian Astronomical Society and the European Astronomical Society to express its support for the science goals of the JWST.  The text of the letter is:

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) Executive Committee is concerned by recent developments possibly affecting the future of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).  Whilst it is not for the IAU to comment on matters which are the prerogative of National Members, it wishes to associate itself with the American Astronomical Society, the ...

Vacancy announcement: executive director at ICSU

20 July 2011

Professor Deliang Chen, Executive Director, will be leaving ICSU at the end of this year. ICSU is urgently looking for a new Executive Director to take up office as of 1 January 2012. More information about the position is available online on www.icsu.org/news-centre/jobs-at-icsu/executive-director

If you are interested in this position please contact Ian Corbett, IAU General Secretary, icorbett@iau.org, or Professor Maurice Tchuente, ICSU Secretary-General, secretarygeneral@icsu.org.

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 272 online

13 July 2011

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 272
"Active OB stars: structure, evolution, mass loss, and critical limits"
Eds.: C. Neiner, G. Wade, G. Meynet, G. Peters
Cambridge University Press ISBN 9780-521-19840-0

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