Press Office Contacts

For general media inquiries, contact the IAU Press Officer:

IAU Press Officer

Lars Lindberg Christensen

ESO education and Public Outreach Department
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
D-85748 Garching bei München

Phone : +49 (0) 89 320 06 761
Cell  : +49 (0) 173 38 72 621


For specific inquiries, contact the IAU Divisions:

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