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November 20th, 2020

The IAU Early Career Astronomer (ECA) Online Discourse Series is about to continue with three more events in 2020!

On Thursday November 26th, 2020 (16:00-17:00 UTC / 17:00-18:00 CET) Dr. Ágnes Kóspál (Konkoly Observatory) will speak about "A colorful career in star formation from optical to radio wavelengths".

On Thursday December 3rd, 2020 (16:00-17:00 UTC / 17:00-18:00 CET) Prof. Dr. Chris Lintott (University of Oxford & AAS Journals) will speak about "Publishing without Perishing: A user’s guide to the astronomical literature".

On Thursday December 10th, 2020 (16:00-17:00 UTC / 17:00-18:00 CET) Dr. Ghina Halabi (University of Cambridge) will speak about "How stories can shape realities, on Earth and in space".

Participation is free. All you have to do is fill out the event registration form no later than 24h (UTC) in advance of the subsequent event:


November 5th, 2020

We are thrilled to introduce the Junior Member of October 2020 #IAU_PHOTON, Daniel Nóbrega-Siverio, CONGRATULATIONS! 

Welcome to the interior of the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST) located at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos in La Palma (Spain). In this picture, we can see Dr. Daniel Nóbrega-Siverio in the optics room of the telescope. There, the light coming from the sun is split into two beams for two instruments, CRISP and CHROMIS, thus allowing us to analyze different wavelengths of the solar spectrum to better understand the solar atmosphere. 

We will announce a winner every month, so keep the submissions coming! 

We also highlight each entry on our Instagram and Twitter. Follow us @IAUJuniorMember

To submit please follow the link here.

October 28th, 2020:

We have kicked off an exciting new initiative: IAU Early Career Astronomer (ECA) Online Discourse Series!

This series will lead career discussions in academia and industry, multifaceted science highlights, professional development trainings, and more aimed at early career astronomers.

Our first event (October 15th, 2020) featured Prof Dr. Ewine F. van Dishoeck (IAU President; Leiden University) and Prof. Dr. Maria Teresa V. T. Lago (IAU General Secretary; University of Porto) on the topic of "The IAU: What does it do? How to get involved?" & "Careers discussion".

Our second event (October 22nd, 2020: 8:00-9:00 UTC / 10:00-11:00 CEST) featured Prof. Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell (University of Oxford) on the topic of "Careering through astrophysics".

Recordings of all of our events are available on our Youtube channel.

Our third event (October 29th, 2020; 9:00-10:00 UTC / 10:00-11:00 CET) will feature Prof. Dr. Xavier Barcons (ESO Director General) on the topic of "ESO: the most powerful telescopes and a community of practice". You can follow the live stream here.

We look forward to you joining us for these IAU ECA Online Discourse Series!

October 5th, 2020:

We are thrilled to introduce the Junior Member of September 2020 #IAU_PHOTON, Garima Singh , CONGRATULATIONS!

Here, you can see Garima explaining the different techniques of detecting Exoplanets to the
female students of Miranda House - University College for Women at the University of Delhi
in India.

September 5th, 2020:

Photo contest News: IAU Junior Member PHOto coNtest #IAU_PHOTON!

In accordance with the Junior Members Working Group’ goals, we are pleased to open a photo competition among its members. Through this contest we want to showcase your impact on fellow colleagues, young minds, and wider communities around you worldwide.

To participate in the photo contest please send us photos of you conducting science, lab work, outreach efforts, teaching, and more along with one or two lines describing your photo. You can send us your photos using either one of the methods below.

  1. DropBox: Upload your photo to our DropBox.
  2. Email: Attach your photo in an email to: iaujuniormember@gmail.com
  3. Twitter: Just include @IAUJuniorMember and add the hashtags #IAU_PHOTON and  #Astro_IAU_JM to your post.
  4. Facebook: Post it on our Facebook page @IAUJuniorMember.
  5. Instagram: Share it on our Instagram page @IAUJuniorMember.

We also highly encourage you to use the hashtag #Astro_IAU_JM when sharing your work or a conference presentation on Twitter.

All photos that adhere to the IAU’s policies will be uploaded on the IAU Junior Member webpage. We will also select a photo each month as the Junior Member of the month and share it on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page.

*Disclaimer: By submitting your photo to the IAU JM DropBox, using the Twitter hashtag, posting to the Facebook group, or Instagram Page, you are allowing us to repost this image on the IAU website and in potential advertisements for future conferences. You also confirm that you have the right to share this image with us

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