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.

For gender statistics click here.

Total number of IAU Individual and Junior members: 12754 (of which 1224 are Junior members). Number of Active Individual and Junior Members in the IAU Directory: 12383.


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Name Location▼ NCA adherence
Wachlin, Felipe Carlos Argentina Argentina
Weidmann, Walter Alfredo Argentina Argentina
White, Graeme Lindsay Australia Australia
Whiting, Matthew Thomas Australia Australia
Wittenmyer, Robert A. Australia Australia
Westmeier, Tobias Australia Australia
Wyithe, Stuart Australia Australia
White, Timothy R. Australia Australia
Walsh, Andrew J. Australia Australia
Wood, Peter R. Australia Australia
Watson, Frederick Garnett Australia Australia
Wayth, Randall Bruce Australia Australia
Wheatland, Michael Scott Australia Australia
Whiteoak, John B. Australia Australia
Wicenec, Andreas J. Australia Australia
Wright, Alan E. Australia Australia
Webster, Rachel L. Australia Australia
Wendt, Harry Walter Australia Australia
Wardle, Mark Australia Australia
Waite, Ian Angus Australia Australia
Wong, Graeme (Junior Member) Australia Australia
Walker, Mark Andrew Australia Australia
WEN, Linqing Australia Australia
Wong, Oiwei Ivy Australia Australia
Weiss, Werner W. Austria Austria
Wuchterl, Günther Austria Austria
Wallner, Stefan (Junior Member) Austria Austria
Weratschnig, Julia Maria Austria Austria
Weinberger, Ronald Austria Austria
Weber, Robert Austria Austria
Wallstrom, Sofia (Junior Member) Belgium Belgium
Waelkens, Christoffel Belgium Belgium
Westera, Pieter Willem Brazil Brazil
Winter, Othon Cabo Brazil Brazil
Wuensche, Carlos Alexandre Brazil Brazil
Welch, Douglas L. Canada Canada
Webb, Tracy M.A. Canada Canada
Wu, Yanqin Canada Canada
Woo, Joanna Canada Israel
Woods, Tyrone E (Junior Member) Canada Canada
Weryk, Robert Joseph Canada Canada
Woodsworth, Andrew W. Canada Canada
Walker, Gordon A.H. Canada Canada
Wiegert, Paul A. Canada Canada
Willis, Anthony G. Canada Canada
Wall, Jasper V. Canada Canada
Widrow, Lawrence M. Canada Canada
Willis, Jon Paul Canada Canada
Wadsley, James Canada Canada
Wade, Gregg A. Canada Canada
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