Honorary Members

At the XXX General Assembly held in August 2018 in Vienna, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) introduced a new category of membership — Honorary Members. The induction of this category aims to give official recognition to those individuals who have significantly contributed to the progress of astronomical research and culture in their country, but who do not qualify as Individual Members.

For more information please see IAU Bye-Laws and Working Rules pertaining to Honorary Members.

To propose new Honorary Members, the National Members should submit to the General Secretary one candidate per triennum by March 15th of year preceding the General Assembly.

The list of Honorary Members accepted in 2021 is available here
The list of Honorary Members accepted in 2018 is available here.

Santiago Paolantonio Asociación Argentina de Astronomía 2021
Erkan Şahmalı Turkish Astronomical Society 2021
Dorje Angchuk Indian National Committee 2021
Richard Huziak Canadian Astronomical Society 2021
Govert Schilling Netherlands Astronomical Council 2021
Zdenek Bardon Czech National Committee for Astronomy 2021
Masao Nakagiri Science Council of Japan 2021
George A. Danos Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation 2021
David Anthony Luchetti Australian Academy of Science 2021
Bernard Christophe Société Française d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique 2021
Vadym Zhukov National Academy of Science of Ukraine 2021
Jiří Dušek Czech Republic 2018
Hatem Hamdy Odah Egypt 2018
Tefera Waluwa Wondmagnehu Ethiopia 2018
Christian Buil France 2018
Attila Mizser Hungary 2018
Joe Hogan Ireland 2018
Olga Y. Vasilyeva Russian Federation 2018
Gordienko Sergey Pavlovich Ukraine 2018
Wayne Rosing USA 2018


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