ann23021 — Announcement

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2 June 2023
The IAU Welcomes Nearly 400 New Individual and Junior Members

The International Astronomical extends a warm welcome to its 210 new Individual Members and 170 new Junior Members, who were formally accepted into the Union at the Executive Committee 109th Meeting 24–28 April 2023. These members were proposed by 44 National Member countries and 3 scientific Divisions and accepted by the IAU Membership Committee. Their admittance brings the total number of IAU members to 12789, 1224 of whom are Junior Members. In addition, 30 Junior Members became Individual Members.

The newly accepted Individual and Junior Members are listed on the IAU webpage here (IMs) and here (JMs). The current total of Individual Members is found here and the more than 1000 Junior Members here.

Debra Elmegreen, IAU President, remarks, “I am delighted to welcome our new members to the IAU family. It is wonderful to have reached a milestone of 1000 Junior Members just 5 years after the category was introduced. I look forward to your engagement in many of the efforts of the Divisions, Commissions, Working Groups, and Offices.”

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The IAU is the international astronomical organisation that brings together more than 12 000 active 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.



Madeleine Smith-Spanier 
IAU Membership Coordinator & Database Manager

Lars Lindberg Christensen
IAU Director of Communications
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