ann23031 — Announcement

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14 September 2023
IAU Statement on Earthquake in Morocco

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Morocco, the International Astronomical Union expresses its heartfelt condolences to colleagues, friends and families in our Moroccan community who have suffered great loss. We stand together with our national and international community in support of our fellow astronomers who have been affected by this tragic event.

The Atlas Dark Sky Foundation and the Oukaimeden Observatory have jointly set up a web page for donations to help the victims.

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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.


Debra Elmegreen
IAU President

José Miguel Rodriguez Espinosa
IAU General Secretary

Lars Lindberg Christensen
IAU Director of Communications
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