Special Nominating Committee

From the IAU Bye-Laws

  1. The Special Nominating Committee consists of the President and past President of the Union, a member proposed by the retiring Executive Committee, and four members selected by the representatives of the National Members from up to twelve candidates proposed by Presidents of Divisions, with due regard to an appropriate distribution over the major branches of astronomy.
    1. Except for the President and immediate past President, present and former members of the Executive Committee shall not serve on the Special Nominating Committee. No two members of the Special Nominating Committee shall belong to the same nation or National Member.
    2. The General Secretary and the Assistant General Secretary participate in the work of the Special Nominating Committee in an advisory capacity, and the President-Elect may participate as an observer.
  2. The Special Nominating Committee is appointed by the General Assembly, to which it reports directly. It assumes its duties immediately after the end of the General Assembly and remains in office until the end of the ordinary General Assembly next following that of its appointment, and it may fill any vacancy occurring among its members.


Ewine F. van Dishoeck

Leiden University
Leiden Obsevatory
PO Box 9513
2300 RA Leiden

NCA adherence: Netherlands

Last updated:
February 6, 2019


Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn

PO Box 296
Epping NSW 1710
New South Wales (NSW)

NCA adherence: Australia

Last updated:
February 15, 2019


Beatriz Elena García — National Outreach Coordinator

Instituto de Tecnologías en Detección y Astropartículas (ITeDA), CNEA-CONICET-UNSAM
ITeDA Mendoza
Azopardo 313
Godoy Cruz
Mendoza 5501

NCA adherence: Argentina

Last updated:
May 26, 2021


Masahiko Hayashi

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
JSPS Bonn Office
Ahrstr. 58
53175 Bonn

NCA adherence: Japan

Last updated:
June 18, 2020


Gražina Tautvaisiene — National Outreach Coordinator

Vilnius University
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy
Sauletekio av. 3
10257 Vilnius

NCA adherence: Lithuania

Last updated:
March 15, 2021


Silvia Torres-Peimbert

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Instituto de Astronomía
Circuito exterior s/n
Ciudad Universitaria
Mexico DF 04510

NCA adherence: Mexico

Last updated:
February 22, 2019


Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi

University College London
Space and Climate Physics, Mullard Space Science Laboratory
United Kingdom

NCA adherence: France

Last updated:
January 25, 2019


Maria Teresa V.T. Lago

Universidade do Porto
Centro de Astrofísica
Rua das Estrelas
4150-762 Porto

NCA adherence: Portugal

Last updated:
June 23, 2021


José Miguel Rodriguez Espinosa (2019-2021)

Jose Miguel Rodriguez Espinosa
Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucía
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucia, Granada, Spain
Pot Office 3004, 18080, Granada
18008 Granada

NCA adherence: Spain

Last updated:
July 14, 2021


IAU XXXI General Assembly Business Sessions

IAU XXXI General Assembly Business Sessions

IAU Strategic Plan 2020–2030

Strategic Plan

IAU Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Symposia and Meetings


IAU General Assembly 2022



How to Become a Member

IAU Catalyst

Latest Catalyst

IAU e-Newsletter
Volume 2021 n° 5

Latest e-Newsletter

Subscribe to the e-Newsletter


IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

Office for Astronomy Development

IAU Office for Young Astronomers

Office for Young Astronomers

IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach

Office for Astronomy Outreach

IAU Office of Astronomy for Education

Office of Astronomy for Education

International School for Young Astronomers

International School for Young Astronomers

WG Small Bodies Nomenclature Bulletins

WG Small Bodies Nomenclature Bulletins