ann20003 — Announcement

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24 January 2020
Conference on Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society
The IAU, UNOOSA and the IAC to hold a conference on the protection of the sky for astronomy and human heritage

The International Astronomical Union (IAU), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)  and the Government of Spain are announcing a Conference with the provisional title Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society. The event is foreseen to be hosted by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) at Santa Cruz La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain from 5 to 8 October 2020. The detailed Programme and logistics information will soon be published on the IAU website, on the website of the UNOOSA as well as on a dedicated website. This is a “save-the-date” announcement.

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The IAU is the international astronomical organisation that brings together more than 13 500 professional astronomers from more than 100 countries worldwide. Its mission is to promote and safeguard astronomy in all its aspects, including research, communication, education and development, 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.


Connie Walker
President Commission B7

Piero Benvenuti
Conegliano, Italy
Tel: +39 3280117563

Nathalie Ricard
UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA)
Tel: +43 1 26060 83280

Casiana Muñoz-Tuñón

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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