CAP Journal Goes Live

26 October 2007

In response to an increasing need among the growing community of astronomy communicators, the International Astronomical Union is today announcing the advent of a new journal called "Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal". Subscriptions to print and online versions are free of charge to communicators.

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Letters of Intent for Meetings in 2009

26 September 2007

A list of proposed meetings for 2009 is online and available on this link. The deadline for the submission of proposals is December 1st, 2007.

Standards of Fundamental Astronomy

10 September 2007

Standards Of Fundamental Astronomy
IAU software implementing fundamental-astronomy algorithms
IAU Division I


SOFA (Standards of Fundamental Astronomy) is an IAU Service which operates under Division 1 (Fundamental Astronomy) and reports through Commission 19 (Rotation of the Earth). It has developed a library of Fortran sub-programs which implement official IAU algorithms for fundamental-astronomy computations. A new release of the software was made on 2007 August 13, bringing the total number of routines to 161, comprising 109 astronomy routines supported by 52 vector/matrix routines. The new release incorporates the new precession model that was adopted at the Prague IAU General Assembly in 2006, and includes a "cookbook" that introduces the SOFA routines associated with precession-nutation and Earth rotation. The SOFA home page is:
Further information on the new release can be obtained by following the links to "SOFA Product Index" then "2007-08-10"

Note added on 20 January 2010: The web address of the SOFA home page has changed, and is now:

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 241 online

4 September 2007

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 241
Stellar Populations as Building Blocks of Galaxies
10-14 December 2006, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
Eds. Alexandre Vazdekis & Reynier F. Peletier
(Cambridge: CUP) ISBN: 0-521-86350-3, 31 August 2007

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PPFG Cosmology Prize 2007 and Fellowship 2007 awarded

18 July 2007

The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize and Fellowship for 2007 was awarded.

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Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 240 online

12 July 2007

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 240
Binary Stars as Critical Tools and Tests in Contemporary Astrophysics
22-25 August 2006, Praha, Czech Republic
Eds. William I. Hartkopf, Edward F. Guinan & Petr Harmanec
(Cambridge: CUP) ISBN: 0-521-86348-1, July 2007

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IB100 - July 2007 online

2 July 2007

The Information Bulletin 100 (July 2007) is online.

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Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 238 online

31 May 2007

Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 238
Black Holes: from Stars to Galaxies - across the Range of Masses
21-25 August 2006, Praha, Czech Republic
Eds. Vladimir Karas & Giorgio Matt
(Cambridge: CUP) ISBN: 0-521-86347-3, May 2007

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Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 239 online

21 May 2007

Convection in Astrophysics
21-25 August 2006, Praha, Czech Republic
Eds. Friedrich Kupka, Ian W. Roxburgh, Kwing Lam Chan
(Cambridge: CUP) ISBN: 0-521-86349-X, May 2007

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