Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the President of the Union, the President-Elect, six Vice-Presidents , the General Secretary, and the Assistant General Secretary elected by the General Assembly on the proposal of the Special Nominating Committee (SNC) . The Executive Committee is seconded by two Advisors, namely the past President and the past General Secretary.

The Officers of the Union are the President, the President-Elect, the General Secretary, and the Assistant General Secretary. They decide short-term policy issues within the general policies of the Union as decided by the General Assembly and interpreted by the Executive Committee.

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Officers

President:

Ewine F. van Dishoeck

Leiden University
Leiden Obsevatory
PO Box 9513
2300 RA Leiden
Netherlands

NCA adherence: Netherlands

Last updated:
February 6, 2019

President Elect:

Debra M. Elmegreen

Vassar College
Physics-Astronomy Dept
124 Raymond Avenue
VC Box 278
Poughkeepsie NY 12604-0278
New York (NY)
United States

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
December 17, 2018

General Secretary:

Maria Teresa V.T. Lago

Universidade do Porto
Centro de Astrofísica
Rua das Estrelas
4150-762 Porto
Portugal

NCA adherence: Portugal

Last updated:
June 23, 2021

Assistant General Secretary:

José Miguel Rodriguez Espinosa (2019-2021)

Jose Miguel Rodriguez Espinosa
Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucía
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucia, Granada, Spain
Pot Office 3004, 18080, Granada
18008 Granada
Spain

NCA adherence: Spain

Last updated:
July 14, 2021

Vice-Presidents

Vice-President:

Laura Ferrarese

National Research Council of Canada
Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre
5071 W Saanich Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2E7
British Columbia (BC)
Canada

NCA adherence: Canada

Last updated:
September 2, 2020

Vice-President:

John B. Hearnshaw

University of Canterbury
Physics-Astronomy Department
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

NCA adherence: New Zealand

Last updated:
May 26, 2021

Vice-President:

Ajit K. Kembhavi

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Post Bag 4 Ganeshkhind
Pune Univ Campus
Pune 411 007
Maharashtra
India

NCA adherence: India

Last updated:
November 19, 2018

Vice-President:

Daniela Lazzaro

Observatorio Nacional
Coordenação de Pesquisas em Astronomia e Astrofisica
R. Gal. Jose Cristino 77
São Cristóvão
Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400
Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Brazil

NCA adherence: Brazil

Last updated:
February 19, 2019

Vice-President:

Boris M. Shustov

Institute of Astronomy RAS
Pyatnitskaya str. 48
119017 Moscow
Russian Federation

NCA adherence: Russian Federation

Last updated:
January 13, 2021

Vice-President:

Junichi WATANABE

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
NAOJ
2-21-1 Osawa
Mitaka-shi
Tokyo 181-8588
Kanto
Japan

NCA adherence: Japan

Last updated:
April 17, 2019

Advisors

Advisor:

Piero Benvenuti

Via Guizza, 71
31015 Conegliano
Italy

NCA adherence: Italy

Last updated:
June 3, 2019

Advisor:

Silvia Torres-Peimbert

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Instituto de Astronomía
Circuito exterior s/n
Ciudad Universitaria
Mexico DF 04510
Mexico

NCA adherence: Mexico

Last updated:
February 22, 2019

Executive Committee Working Groups

Executive Committee WG Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion
Executive Committee WG Dark and Quiet Sky Protection
Executive Committee WG Global Coordination of Ground and Space Astrophysics
Executive Committee WG Junior Members
Executive Committee WG Professional-Amateur Relations in Astronomy
Executive Committee WG Women in Astronomy

 

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