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:

Debra Meloy Elmegreen

Vassar College
Physics-Astronomy Dept
PO Box 607
Goldens Bridge NY 10526-0607
New York (NY)
United States

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
October 5, 2021

President Elect:

Willy Benz

Universität Bern
Physics Inst
Sidlerstrasse 5
3012 Bern
Switzerland

NCA adherence: Switzerland

Last updated:
August 31, 2021

General Secretary:

José Miguel Rodriguez Espinosa

Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucía
Pot Office 3004
18008 Granada
Spain

NCA adherence: Spain

Last updated:
September 8, 2021

Assistant General Secretary:

Diana Mary Worrall

University of Bristol
HH Wills Physics Laboratory
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol BS8 1TL
United Kingdom

NCA adherence: United Kingdom

Last updated:
September 8, 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:
August 31, 2021

Vice-President:

Hyesung KANG

Pusan National University
Dept of Earth Sciences
Kuem Jeong Ku
Pusan 609-735
Korea, Rep of

NCA adherence: Korea, Rep of

Last updated:
September 29, 2021

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:
August 31, 2021

Vice-President:

Solomon Belay Tessema

Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute, Entoto Observatory and Research Center
Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and Development
P.O.Box 33679
Kotebe University department of Physics P.O.Box 31248
+ 251 Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

NCA adherence: Ethiopia

Last updated:
August 31, 2021

Vice-President:

Ilya G. Usoskin

University of Oulu
Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory (Oulu unit)
P.O. Box 3000
University of Oulu
90014 Oulu
Finland

NCA adherence: Finland

Last updated:
August 31, 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:
October 5, 2021

Advisors

Advisor:

Maria Teresa V.T. Lago

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

NCA adherence: Portugal

Last updated:
August 31, 2021

Advisor:

Ewine F. van Dishoeck

Leiden University
Leiden Obsevatory
PO Box 9513
2300 RA Leiden
Netherlands

NCA adherence: Netherlands

Last updated:
October 5, 2021

Executive Committee Working Groups

Executive Committee WG Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion
Executive Committee WG Dark and Quiet Sky Protection
Executive Committee WG Exoplanetary System Nomenclature
Executive Committee WG Global Coordination of Ground and Space Astrophysics
Executive Committee WG Junior Members
Executive Committee WG Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Executive Committee WG Professional-Amateur Relations in Astronomy
Executive Committee WG Small Bodies Nomenclature (SBN)
Executive Committee WG Women in Astronomy

 

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