Finance Committee

From the IAU Statutes:

13.d. The General Assembly appoints a standing Finance Committee to advise the Executive Committee on its behalf on budgetary matters between General Assemblies, and to advise the General Assembly on the approval of the budget and accounts of the Union. The Finance Committee consists of not more than 8 members of different national affiliations, including a Chairperson, proposed by the National Members, and remains in office until the end of the next General Assembly.

From the IAU Rules:

24.a. Three months before a General Assembly, the Finance Committee shall prepare a list of at least 10 Individual Members of the Union who accept to serve on the Committee for the next triennium if elected, including a nominee for Chair. The General Secretary shall forward this list to the National Members and invite additional nominations from them with a deadline of one month before the General Assembly. The Finance Committee shall verify that the resulting slate complies with the rules in Statutes 13 and with general principles of scientific, geographical and gender balance. Members shall not normally serve more than two consecutive terms, and it is desirable that roughly half of the members are replaced at each election. The Chair of the Finance Committee shall present the resulting slate of nominations to the National Members together with the report of the Committee on the previous triennium at the beginning of the General Assembly, for final election at its closing session. The Finance Committee remains in office until the end of the next General Assembly (cf. Statutes § 13.d.)...


Zhanwen HAN

Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yunnan Observatory
Phoenix Mountain, East Suburb
Kunming 650011
China, Nanjing

Phone: +86 871 3920139
Fax: +86 871 3920599
Email 1: zhanwenhanynaoaccn
Email 2: zhanwenhanhotmailcom
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NCA adherence: China, Nanjing

Last updated:
December 6, 2017


João Alves

University of Vienna
Department of Astronomy
Türkenschanzstrasse 17
1180 Vienna

Phone: +43 +43 1 4277 53810
Fax: +43 +43 1 4277 9518
Email: joaoalvesunivieacat
Personal website:
Organization website:

NCA adherence: Austria

Last updated:
December 6, 2017


Kate J. Brooks

Murdoch University
Room 4.42, 4th Floor
Library Building, 90 South Street
Murdoch 6150
Western Australia (WA)

Phone: +61 8 9360 1278
Email: kbrooksmurdocheduau
Organization website:

NCA adherence: Australia

Last updated:
December 6, 2017


JJ. Matthew Kavelaars

NRC Herzberg Inst of Astrophysics
5071 W Saanich Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2E7
British Columbia (BC)

Phone: +1 250 363 8694
Fax: +1 250 363 8483
Email: JJKavelaarsnrc-cnrcgcca
Organization website:

NCA adherence: Canada

Last updated:
December 6, 2017


László L. Kiss

Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Konkoly Observatory
Konkoly Th.M. út 15-17.
H-1121 Budapest

Phone: +36 +36-1-391-9324
Email 1: kisskonkolyhu
Email 2: kisslaszlocsfkmtahu
Organization website:

NCA adherence: Hungary

Last updated:
March 1, 2018


Nikolaos D. Kylafis

University of Crete
Department of Physics
Voutes Campus
70013 Heraklion

Phone: +30 +30 2810394215
Email 1: kylafisphysicsuocgr
Email 2: gncaastronoagr
Personal website:
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NCA adherence: Greece

Last updated:
April 30, 2018


Tushar P. Prabhu

Indian Inst of Astrophysics
II Block Koramangala
Bangalore 560 034

Phone: +91 08042190836
Fax: +91 0802553 4043
Email 1: tppiiapresin
Email 2: tusharpprabhugmailcom
Organization website:

NCA adherence: India

Last updated:
December 6, 2017


Lee Anne M. Willson

Iowa State University
Physics-Astronomy Dept
A521 Zaffarano Hall
Ames IA 50011-3160
Iowa (IA)
United States

Phone: +1 515 294 6765
Fax: +1 515 294 6027
Email: lwillsoniastateedu
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NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
December 6, 2017


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