ann22025 — Announcement

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13 June 2022
The IAU Welcomes over 500 New Individual and Junior Members

The International Astronomical extends a warm welcome to its 290 new Individual Members and 222 new Junior Members, who were formally accepted into the Union at the Executive Committee 107th Meeting 19–22 April, 2022. These members were proposed by 55 National Member countries and 4 scientific Divisions and accepted by the IAU Membership Committee. Their admittance brings the total number of IAU members to 12,584, 1087 of whom are Junior Members. In addition, 26 Junior Members become Individual Members.

The new Individual Members are listed on the IAU webpage here and Junior Members here.

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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.


Madeleine Smith-Spanier
IAU Membership Coordinator & Database Manager
Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 43 25 83 58 

Lars Lindberg Christensen
IAU Director of Communications
Cell: +1 520 461 0433/+49 173 38 72 621

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