Division Meeting at the XXIX Genetal Assembly:

Honolulu, USA, 7 and 10 August 2015


General Information

 As it was announced earlier Division A, as all other IAU Divisions, will have a dedicated Division Meeting in Honolulu. Division Meeting is a purely scientific meeting covering all research fields relevant for our Division.

The Meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 7 and Monday, August 10 (see Science Program of the IAU XXIX General Assembly). All Division Meetings will run in parallel, but no other meetings (scientific or business) will be scheduled for these time slots.

You are kindly invited to submit your abstracts for the Division Meeting. Please note that the deadline for the abstract submission is 18 March 2015.


The Business Sessions of Commissions and Working Groups of Division A as well as the Business Session of the Division A itself are scheduled on the days around the Division Meeting: 5, 6, 11 and 12 August 2015.


Scientific Organizing Committee

The SOC of the Division Meeting consists of the members of the Steering Committee:

Anthony G.A. Brown (co-chair), Nicole Capitaine, Sylvio Ferraz-Mello, Catherine Y. Hohenkerk, Mizuhiko Hosokawa, Cheng-Li Huang, Sergei A. Klioner (co-chair), Jacques Laskar, Dennis D. McCarthy, François Mignard, Alessandro Morbidelli, Dimitri Pourbaix, Michael H. Soffel, Susan G. Stewart, Norbert Zacharias


Scientific Program

Preliminary list of sessions:

  • The field of Fundamental Astronomy (a series of invited presentations overviewing the fields of astrometry, celestial mechanics, solar system ephemerides, reference frames, Earth rotation, etc.)
  • Synergies across astronomy - between the field of our Division and other parts of astronomy
  • Status of the Gaia mission
  • Dynamical astronomy in the solar system and beyond
  • Solar system ephemerides: status and challenges
  • Earth rotation and geodynamics
  • Space-Time Reference Frames

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