ann22001 — Announcement

IAUGA2022 Poster
4 January 2022
Registration for XXXI IAU General Assembly to Open in January

The official webpage for registration and abstract submission for the XXXI IAU General Assembly (IAUGA2022) will open today, 3 January 2022. The GA2022 will be held from 2–11 August 2022 in Busan, South Korea in a hybrid format, meaning participants can register either as in-person or virtual attendees. The GA was postponed for one year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual registrants can remotely attend all sessions, including the plenary talks, live-streaming oral sessions, and web-based galleries of e-talks and e-posters through the meeting platform. Please note that in-person registration is required for both on-site and remote oral contributions. The early-bird registration closes on 28 February 2022.

In-person registrants can submit up to four abstracts for oral/e-poster/e-talk presentations. Virtual registrants can submit up to four abstracts for e-poster/e-talk presentations. The regular abstract submission closes on 31 March 2022.

The IAU will offer an IAU grant to participants who may not have sufficient travel funds. Applicants must register for IAUGA2022 and fill out the IAU grant application form by 31 March 2022.

The Korean Astronomical Society (KAS) will offer a KAS grant to participants who may not have travel grants, in the following three categories: students, early-career astronomers, and retired IAU members. For in-person recipients, some volunteer services will be requested by the IAUGA2022 National Organising Committee. Applicants must register for IAUGA2022 and fill out the KAS grant application form by 28 February 2022.

The first two weeks of August are the busiest holiday period in South Korea. In-person attendees are therefore advised to reserve their accommodation well in advance. Room prices can go up by a factor of two during the GA period.

Season’s Greetings from the IAUGA2022 team.

More information

The IAU is the international astronomical organisation that brings together more than 12 000 active professional astronomers from more than 100 countries worldwide. Its mission is to promote and safeguard astronomy in all its aspects, including research, communication, education and development, through international cooperation. The IAU also serves as the internationally recognised authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and the surface features on them. Founded in 1919, the IAU is the world's largest professional body for astronomers.


Hyesung Kang
IAU GA2022 National Organising Committee Chair
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Lars Lindberg Christensen
IAU Director of Communications
Cell: +1 520 461 0433/+49 173 38 72 621

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IAUGA2022 Poster
Season’s Greetings from the IAUGA2022 team