Special Nominating Committee

From the IAU Bye-Laws

  1. The Special Nominating Committee consists of the President and past President of the Union, a member proposed by the retiring Executive Committee, and four members selected by the representatives of the National Members from up to twelve candidates proposed by Presidents of Divisions, with due regard to an appropriate distribution over the major branches of astronomy.
    1. Except for the President and immediate past President, present and former members of the Executive Committee shall not serve on the Special Nominating Committee. No two members of the Special Nominating Committee shall belong to the same nation or National Member.
    2. The General Secretary and the Assistant General Secretary participate in the work of the Special Nominating Committee in an advisory capacity, and the President-Elect may participate as an observer.
  2. The Special Nominating Committee is appointed by the General Assembly, to which it reports directly. It assumes its duties immediately after the end of the General Assembly and remains in office until the end of the ordinary General Assembly next following that of its appointment, and it may fill any vacancy occurring among its members.


Silvia Torres-Peimbert

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

Phone: +52 55 5622 3945
Fax: +52 55 5622 3945
Email: silviaastrounammx
Personal website: http://www.astroscu.unam.mx/IA/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=463&Itemid=88&lang=es
Organization website: http://www.astroscu.unam.mx

NCA adherence: Mexico

Last updated:
December 6, 2017


Xavier Barcons

European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2
85748 Garching bei München

Phone: +49 89 32006227
Email 1: barconsifcaunicanes
Email 2: xbarconsesoorg
Organization website: http://www.ifca.unican.es/barcons

NCA adherence: Spain

Last updated:
February 11, 2018


Matthew Colless

The Australian National University
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Mount Stromlo Observatory
Cotter Road
Weston Creek 2611
Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Email: matthewcollessanueduau
Organization website: http://rsaa.anu.edu.au

NCA adherence: Australia

Last updated:
July 19, 2018


Thomas Henning

Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie
Königstuhl 17
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221528200
Fax: +49 6221528339
Email: henningmpiade

NCA adherence: Germany

Last updated:
December 6, 2017



National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Director's Office
2-21-1 Osawa
Tokyo 181-8588

Phone: +81 42 675 5150
Email 1: noriokaifunaoacjp
Email 2: Kaifunorioaolcom
Organization website: http://www.nao.ac.jp

NCA adherence: Japan

Last updated:
July 20, 2018


Dimitri Pourbaix

Institut d' Astronomie et d' Astrophysique
Université Libre de Bruxelles
CP 226
Bd du Triomphe
1050 Bruxelles

Phone: +32 2 650 35 71
Email: pourbaixastroulbacbe
Personal website: http://sb9.astro.ulb.ac.be/~pourbaix
Organization website: http://www.astro.ulb.ac.be/

NCA adherence: Belgium

Last updated:
July 24, 2018


Monica Rubio

Universidad de Chile
Departamento de Astronomía
Casilla 36-D
Camino El Observatorio 1515
7591245 Santiago

Phone: +56 (2) 29771111
Fax: +56 (2) 2229 4002
Email: mrubiodasuchilecl
Organization website: http://www.das.uchile.cl/

NCA adherence: Chile

Last updated:
March 9, 2018


Piero Benvenuti

Via Guizza, 71
31015 Conegliano

Phone: +39 3280117563
Email 1: iau-generalsecretaryiapfr
Email 2: pierobenvenutiunipdit
Personal website: http://www.astro.unipd.it/benvenuti
Organization website: http://www.astro.unipd.it/

NCA adherence: Italy

Last updated:
July 23, 2018


Maria Teresa V.T. Lago

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

Phone: +351 964644730
Email 1: mtlagoastrouppt
Email 2: mtlagofcuppt
Organization website: http://www.astro.up.pt/

NCA adherence: Portugal

Last updated:
August 15, 2018


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