Individual and Junior Members

Professional scientists whose research is directly relevant to some branch of astronomy are eligible to apply as Individual Members. Individual Members are, normally, admitted by the Executive Committee on the proposal of a National Member.

Junior scientists who have completed their PhD studies between 2015 and 2020 and who are in the initial phase of the career of a professional researcher in some branch of astronomy or a related field may be admitted to the Union by the Executive Committee as Junior Members, for a period not exceeding 6 years.

Individual and Junior Members listed in the IAU Directory have a valid, public email, and are affiliated to at least one Division. They are labeled as "Active Members". For corrections and updates, please contact Any members remaining Inactive for more than 3 years will be removed from the IAU lists.

Additionally, while only Active Members are listed in the IAU Directory, you may still search for Active, Inactive or Deceased Members in the search field to your right.

For gender statistics click here.

Total number of IAU Individual and Junior members: 12744 (of which 1224 are Junior members). Number of Active Individual and Junior Members in the IAU Directory: 12379.


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Name▼ Location NCA adherence
Wachlin, Felipe Carlos Argentina Argentina
WADA , Keiichi Japan Japan
WADA , Takehiko Japan Japan
Wadadekar, Yogesh G India India
Waddington, Ian United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wade, Gregg A. Canada Canada
Wade, Richard Alan United States United States
Wadiasingh, Zorawar United States United States
Wadsley, James Canada Canada
Waelkens, Christoffel Belgium Belgium
Wagle, Gururaj A (Junior Member) United States United States
Wagner, Alexander Yukawa Japan Japan
Wagner, R. Mark United States United States
Wagner, Raymond L. United States United States
Wagner, Robert Marcus Sweden Sweden
Wagner, Stefan J Germany Germany
Wagoner, Robert V. United States United States
Wahlgren, Glenn Michael United States United States
Wahlund, Jan-Erik Sweden Sweden
Wainscoat, Richard J. United States United States
Wainwright, John South Africa South Africa
Waite, Ian Angus Australia Australia
WAJIMA, Kiyoaki Korea, Rep of Korea, Rep of
WAKAMATSU, Ken-Ichi Japan Japan
Wakeford, Hannah Ruth United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wakelam, Valentine France France
WAKITA, Shigeru Japan Japan
Wakker, Bastiaan Pieter United States United States
Walcher, Jakob Germany Germany
Walch-Gassner, Stefanie Germany Germany
Walczak, Przemysław Poland Poland
Walder, Rolf France France
Walker, Alistair Chile Chile
Walker, Constance Elaine United States United States
Walker, David Douglas United Kingdom United Kingdom
Walker, Douglas United States United States
Walker, Edward N. United Kingdom United Kingdom
Walker, Gordon A.H. Canada Canada
Walker, Mark Andrew Australia Australia
Walker, Merle F. United States United States
Walker, Robert C. United States United States
Walker, William S.G. New Zealand New Zealand
Wall, Jasper V. Canada Canada
Wallace, James Kent United States United States
Wallace, Patrick T. United Kingdom United Kingdom
Waller, William H. United States United States
Wallis, Max K. United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wallner, Stefan (Junior Member) Austria Austria
Wallstrom, Sofia (Junior Member) Belgium Belgium
Walsh, Andrew J. Australia Australia
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