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May 2016



  IAU Members Announcements


IAU Membership Statistics 2016 — IAU membership numbers indicate a disappointingly low number of women in astronomy

28 April 2016: The International Astronomical Union has prepared an analysis of its membership numbers across the globe. The IAU is a truly international body, with a total active membership of 10 308 ...

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Updated Rules and Guidelines for Scientific Meetings

25 April 2016: The program of IAU Scientific Meetings (Symposia, Focus Meetings, Division Meetings, Regional Meetings) is one of the most important means by which the IAU pursues its goal of promoting astronomy ...

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  IAU Press Releases


Recipients of 2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize Announced

5 May 2016: The 2016 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize recognizes Ronald Drever, Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss, and the entire Laser Interferometer Gravitational‐Wave Observatory (LIGO) discovery team for the first observation of gravitational waves, ...




  IAU Public Announcements


Inaugural Conference of the Portuguese Language Office of Astronomy for Development

4 May 2016: Public and media are invited to the inaugural conference of the Portuguese Language Office of Astronomy for Development (PLOAD) that will be held at the Centro Cultural de Cascais on ...

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The skies are painted with unnumbered sparks, They are all fire, and every one doth shine — The IAU commemorates the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

26 April 2016: The names of many of Shakespeare’s characters have been applied to astronomical objects, and the International Astronomical Union is therefore delighted to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard ...

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Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2016 #8 (April #2)

22 April 2016: The Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2016 #8 is now online. It is produced by the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach and brings the general public the latest information about events and ...

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Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2016 #7 (April #1)

8 April 2016: The Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2016 #7 is now online. It is produced by the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach and brings the general public the latest information about events and ...

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Edinburgh Medal Presented to Kevin Govender and IAU

29 March 2016: On Wednesday 30 March, the Lord Provost of City of Edinburgh Council will present the prestigious Edinburgh Medal to Kevin Govender of the IAU’s Office of Astronomy for Development ...

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CAPjournal Rosetta Special Out Now — Don’t forget to confirm your print subscription

24 March 2016: The 19th issue of the Communicating Astronomy with the Public journal is out now! This special issue includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the outreach activities surrounding ESA’s dramatic ...

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Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2016 #6 (March #2)

23 March 2016: The Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2016 #6 is now online. It is produced by the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach and brings the general public the latest information about events and ...

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Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2016 #5 (March #1)

7 March 2016: The Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2016 #5 is now online. It is produced by the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach and brings the general public the latest information about events and ...

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Vacancy: Deputy Director of International School for Young Astronomers

25 February 2016: The Office for Young Astronomers (OYA) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) invites suitable candidates to apply for the vacant post of Deputy Director of the International School for Young ...

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Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2016 #4 (February #2)

24 February 2016: The Astronomy Outreach Newsletter January 2016 #3 is now online. It is produced by the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach and brings the general public the latest information about events ...

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Vacancy Announcement: Astronomer at IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

23 February 2016: The International Astronomical Union (IAU), in partnership with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), has established the global Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) at the South African Astronomical ...

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IAU Congratulates LIGO Collaboration on the Detection of Gravitational Waves

12 February 2016: The International Astronomical Union is delighted to congratulate the entire LIGO collaboration on its exceptional achievement of the direct and unequivocal detection of gravitational waves, probably originating from the merger ...

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IAU Announces Anti-harassment Guidelines

10 February 2016: The IAU officers, with the agreement of the Executive Committee, have approved new Anti-harassment guidelines aimed at preventing any form of harassment during IAU meetings. With these guidelines, the IAU ...

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Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2016 #3 (February #1)

9 February 2016: The Astronomy Outreach Newsletter January 2016 #3 is now online. It is produced by the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach and brings the general public the latest information about events ...

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Scientific Dates & Deadlines

18 - 22 Jul 2016
IAUS 322: The Multi-Messenger Astrophysics of the Galactic Centre

12 - 16 Sep 2016
IAUS 324: New Frontiers in Black Hole Astrophysics

3 - 7 Oct 2016
LARIM 2016: XV Latin American Regional IAU Meeting

4 - 7 Oct 2016
IAUS 326: CANCELLED: Research in Astronomy Education: Far Reaching Impacts and Future Directions




Administrative & Commission Reform Dates & Deadlines

15 Sep 2016
Deadline for Letters of Intent for 2018 Symposia

15 Dec 2016
Deadline for submission of Full Proposals for 2018 Symposia

20 - 31 Aug 2018
XXX IAU General Assembly

16 - 27 Aug 2021
XXXI IAU General Assembly




New on iau.org

New publication: IAU Transactions, Vol XXIXA - Reports on Astronomy: Commission Legacy Reports

New publication: Formation and evolution of galaxy outskirts

 

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