ann20009 — Announcement

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10 March 2020
Call for Papers: CAPjournal Special Issue on IAU100

In 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) celebrated its 100th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, the IAU organised a year-long celebration called IAU100 to share the past century of discoveries in astronomy with people across the world. With the central theme Under One Sky, IAU100 placed a particular emphasis on supporting and improving the use of astronomy as a tool for education, development and diplomacy. The IAU100 initiative comprised more than 5000 activities in 143 countries, reaching millions of people worldwide.

To commemorate the successes of IAU100, the CAPjournal is seeking contributions from individuals and groups around the world who have conducted outreach projects celebrating IAU100 and the astronomical achievements of the past century. Articles are particularly encouraged from relevant projects funded by IAU100, as well as IAU100 recommended projects.

Abstracts for potential articles should be a maximum of 1000 characters in length. The abstract and submission should describe the problem tackled (i.e. the research focus) or the need for the work implemented, the methods used to solve the issue (i.e. the implementation process), the findings (i.e. the results), and the main conclusions from the study or intervention. Abstract submission closes on 15 April and the authors of the selected abstracts will be informed in early May. Guidelines will be provided to the successful authors for the development of their abstracts into full articles. The final articles should be around 1500 words and will be revised and approved by the CAPjournal Editorial Board.

  • Abstract submission is now open until 15 April (ca. 1000 characters);
  • Authors of the selected abstracts will be informed in early May. These authors will be provided with further guidelines for the development of full articles;
  • Submission of full articles is in June 2020;
  • All articles should be around 1500 words and will be revised and approved by the CAPjournal Editorial Board.

This CAPjournal special issue is scheduled for release in August 2020. 

Submit your abstract here or send directly to the editor with the subject line “CAPjournal #28 Abstract Submission”.

More information

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.



Lina Canas,
IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach
Editor-in-Chief, CAP Journal 

Jorge Rivero
IAU100 Secretariat
Invited Editor, CAP Journal IAU100 Special Issue

Izumi Hansen,
IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach
Managing Editor, CAP Journal

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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