Individual and Junior Members

Professional scientists whose research is directly relevant to some branch of astronomy are eligible to apply as Individual Members. Individual Members are, normally, admitted by the Executive Committee on the proposal of a National Member.

Junior scientists who have completed their PhD studies between 2015 and 2020 and who are in the initial phase of the career of a professional researcher in some branch of astronomy or a related field may be admitted to the Union by the Executive Committee as Junior Members, for a period not exceeding 6 years.

Individual and Junior Members listed in the IAU Directory have a valid, public email, and are affiliated to at least one Division. They are labeled as "Active Members". For corrections and updates, please contact Any members remaining Inactive for more than 3 years will be removed from the IAU lists.

Additionally, while only Active Members are listed in the IAU Directory, you may still search for Active, Inactive or Deceased Members in the search field to your right.

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Total number of IAU Individual and Junior members: 12742 (of which 1224 are Junior members). Number of Active Individual and Junior Members in the IAU Directory: 12377.


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Name▼ Location NCA adherence
V, Jithesh (Junior Member) India India
Vaccari, Mattia South Africa South Africa
Vaccaro, Todd Russell United States United States
Vadamattom Shaji, Veena (Junior Member) Germany Germany
Vadawale, Santosh V India India
Vaduvescu, Ovidiu Spain Spain
Vagnetti, Fausto Italy Italy
Vago, Jorge L. Netherlands Netherlands
Vagshette, Nilkanth Dattatray India India
Vahia, Mayank N. India India
Vaidya, Bhargav India India
Vainio, Rami Finland Finland
Vainshtein, Leonid A. Russian Federation Russian Federation
Väisänen, Petri S.M. Finland Finland
Vakili, Farrokh France France
Vakoch, Douglas A. United States United States
Valcarce, Aldo A. R. Brazil Chile
Valcheva, Antoniya Trendafilova Bulgaria Bulgaria
Valdes Parra, Jose Ramon Mexico Mexico
Valdes-Sada, Pedro A. Mexico Mexico
Valdivielso Casas, Luisa Spain Spain
Vale Asari, Natalia Brazil Brazil
Valeev, Azamat Fanilovich Russian Federation Russian Federation
Valenti, Jeff A. United States United States
Valentijn, Edwin A. Netherlands Netherlands
Valentim da Costa Lima, Rodolfo Brazil Brazil
Valerdi Negreros, Mayra Mabel Mexico Mexico
Valio, Adriana Brazil Brazil
Valiullin, Rashit R Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Väliviita, Jussi-Pekka Finland Finland
Vallée, Jacques P Canada Canada
Vallejo, Juan C Spain Spain
Vallejo, Miguel Spain Spain
Vallenari, Antonella Italy Italy
Valls-Gabaud, David France France
Valluri, Monica United States United States
Valori, Gherardo United Kingdom United Kingdom
Valotto, Carlos A. Argentina Argentina
Valsecchi, Giovanni B. Italy Italy
Valtaoja, Esko Finland Finland
Valtchanov, Ivan Spain Spain
Valtier, Jean-Claude France France
Valtonen, Mauri J. Finland Finland
Val'tts, Irina E. Russian Federation Russian Federation
Valyavin, Gennady G. Russian Federation Russian Federation
van Albada, Tjeerd S. Netherlands Netherlands
van Altena, William F. United States United States
van Belle, Gerard T. United States United States
van Bemmel, Ilse M. Netherlands Netherlands
Vandas, Marek Czech Republic Czech Republic
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