ann18019 — Announcement

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2 May 2018
IAU Symposia for 2019 Announced

The IAU Symposia, the flagship scientific gatherings of the IAU, aim to significantly advance the field and explore the current key questions and/or emerging concepts through a program of invited reviews and a range of invited, contributed and poster papers, as well as ample time for discussion. After a rigorous selection process, the 2019 program of IAU Symposia has been been decided.

The IAU’s Evaluation Committee, which is chaired by the IAU Assistant General Secretary and composed of the six IAU Vice-Presidents and the nine Division Presidents, was faced with the challenge of selecting and recommending 9 GA Symposia for approval by the IAU Executive Committee. Regrettably, due to the volume of proposals received, many good proposals could not be selected.

The locations of the 2019 Symposia range over five continents, and will encompass topics from many key areas of contemporary astronomy. The recommended list of IAU Symposia for 2019, which was approved at the annual IAU Executive Committee meeting in Vienna two weeks ago, is as follows:


  • IAUS 350 Laboratory Astrophysics: from Observations to Interpretation.
  • IAUS 351 Star Clusters: from the Milky Way to the Early Universe.
  • IAUS 352 Uncovering early galaxy evolution in the ALMA and JWST era.
  • IAUS 353 Galactic Dynamics in the Era of Large Surveys.
  • IAUS 354 Solar and Stellar Magnetic Fields: Origins and Manifestations.
  • IAUS 355 The Realm of the Low Surface Brightness Universe.
  • IAUS 356 Nuclear Activity in Galaxies Across Cosmic Time.
  • IAUS 357 White Dwarfs as probes of fundamental physics and tracers of planetary, stellar & galactic evolution.
  • IAUS 358 Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion — a roadmap to action within the framework of the IAU 100th Anniversary.

Further details of the approved meetings, such as dates, locations and the IAU Division coordinating each Symposium, can be found on the Future IAU Meetings web page.

More information

The IAU is the international astronomical organisation that brings together more than 10 000 professional astronomers from almost 100 countries. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation. The IAU also serves as the internationally recognised authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and the surface features on them. Founded in 1919, the IAU is the world's largest professional body for astronomers.


Teresa Lago
IAU Assistant General Secretary
Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 43 25 83 58

Lars Lindberg Christensen
IAU Press Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 320 06 761
Cell: +49 173 38 72 621

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