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: 12738 (of which 1224 are Junior members). Number of Active Individual and Junior Members in the IAU Directory: 12372.


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Name▼ Location NCA adherence
WEN, Haikun (Junior Member) China, Nanjing China, Nanjing
WEN, Linqing Australia Australia
WEN, Zhigang (Junior Member) China, Nanjing China, Nanjing
Wendt, Harry Walter Australia Australia
Wendt, Martin Germany Germany
WENG, Shan-Shan (Junior Member) China, Nanjing China, Nanjing
Wenger, Trey Vaughn (Junior Member) United States United States
WENLEI, Shan Japan China, Nanjing
Weratschnig, Julia Maria Austria Austria
Werner, Klaus Germany Germany
Werner, Norbert Czech Republic Czech Republic
Weryk, Robert Joseph Canada Canada
Wesselius, Paul Ronald Netherlands Netherlands
Wesson, Roger United Kingdom United Kingdom
West, Jennifer Lorraine (Junior Member) Canada Canada
West, Michael John United States United States
West, Richard M. Germany Germany
Westera, Pieter Willem Brazil Brazil
Westergaard, Niels J. Denmark Denmark
Westmeier, Tobias Australia Australia
Weston, Jennifer Helen Seng United States United States
Weston, Stuart Duncan New Zealand New Zealand
Wevers, Thomas (Junior Member) Chile Germany
Weymann, Ray J. United States United States
Wheatland, Michael Scott Australia Australia
Wheatley, Peter J. United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wheeler, J. Craig United States United States
Whelan, Emma Teresa Ireland Ireland
Whelan, John T United States United States
Whipple, Arthur L. United States United States
Whitaker, Katherine E United States United States
Whitcomb, Stanley United States United States
White, Glenn J. United Kingdom United Kingdom
White, Graeme Lindsay Australia Australia
White, Jacob Aaron (Junior Member) United States United States
White, Nicholas Ernest United States United States
White, Raymond Edwin United States United States
White, Richard Edward United States United States
White, Richard L. United States United States
White, Sarah V (Junior Member) South Africa South Africa
White, Simon D.M. Germany Germany
White, Stephen Mark United States United States
White, Timothy R. Australia Australia
White II, James Clyde United States United States
Whitelock, Patricia Ann South Africa South Africa
Whiteoak, John B. Australia Australia
Whiting, Alan B. United Kingdom United Kingdom
Whiting, Matthew Thomas Australia Australia
Whitmore, Bradley C. United States United States
Whittaker, James Alexander United Kingdom United Kingdom
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