ann20024 — Announcement

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12 June 2020
The IAU welcomes over 500 new Individual and Junior Members

The International Astronomical Union extends a warm welcome to its 373 new Individual Members and 203 new Junior Members, who have now been formally accepted into the Union. Their admission brings the total number of IAU members to 14 136 from 107 countries worldwide.

This is the first concurrent acceptance of both Individual and Junior Members. Junior Membership was introduced in 2018 and since then new Junior Members have been accepted on a yearly basis. Since 2019, Individual Members are admitted annually, rather than every three years as previously.

The new Individual Members and Junior Members are listed on the IAU webpage here and here respectively.

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The IAU is the international astronomical organisation that brings together more than 14 000 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.


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