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December 2020

  IAU Members Announcements

International Astronomical Union Publishes New Communication Policy

24 November 2020: The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has published a Communication Policy detailing its rules regarding both internal and external communication. This policy applies to all IAU Members (Individual, Junior, Honorary Members ...

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  IAU Press Releases

XXXI General Assembly Postponed to August 2022 — Elections for the next three years will take place in 2021 as virtual meetings

4 December 2020: The IAU Officers, together with the Local Organising Committee (LOC), have decided to postpone the XXXI General Assembly to August 2022. The meeting, which was originally scheduled for 16–27 August ...

  IAU Public Announcements

New IAU Catalyst December 2020

4 December 2020: The fourth issue of the IAU Catalyst is now available to read online. In this volume, we hear from IAU President-elect Debra Meloy Elmegreen about the IAU in the next ...

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IAU100 Celebrations Awarded with Dutch Science Communication Award

4 December 2020: The IAU100 has been awarded the Dutch Research Council (NWO) Communication Award for its reach and international impact in promoting astronomy. Throughout 2019, millions of people around the world celebrated ...

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Office of Astronomy for Development Partner Wins United Nations Global Climate Action Award

2 December 2020: Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE), a partner of the IAU’s Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), has been announced as a winner of the 2020 United Nations Global Climate Action ...

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CAPjournal Issue 28 Now Available

20 November 2020: The 28th issue of the Communicating Astronomy with the Public journal is out now! This issue is a special edition dedicated to the IAU100 celebrations and featuring as guest editors ...

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2020 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez

7 October 2020: The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is delighted to congratulate the three recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020, who were announced yesterday. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has ...

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IAU Clarification on Commission F3 Statement

6 October 2020: Update as of 16 October 2020: The Commission F3 Organising Committee has clarified that their original letter to F3 was not intended as a criticism of the authors of the ...

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  IAU Science Announcements

Call for Nominations for the 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize

9 November 2020: The Gruber Foundation is inviting nominations on behalf of individuals whose achievements in cosmology would make them suitable candidates for recognition through the 2021 Gruber International Prize Program.  Awarded annually ...

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IAU 2020 PhD Prize Applications Open

6 October 2020: The IAU is inviting applications for its 2020 PhD prize, an award which celebrates the outstanding accomplishments made globally by PhD researchers in astrophysics. First introduced in 2016, the prize ...

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Scientific Dates & Deadlines

Administrative Dates & Deadlines

15 Dec 2020
DEADLINE for Nominations for the Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize

15 Dec 2020
DEADLINE for Applications for National Membership

15 Dec 2020
DEADLINE for Submission of Full Proposals for 2022 Symposia

15 Dec 2020
Draft Budget to be Distributed by the EC to the National Members

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