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September 2019

  IAU Press Releases

Naming of New Interstellar Visitor: 2I/Borisov — Second interstellar object has been spotted and named just two years after the first

24 September 2019: A new object from interstellar space has been found within the Solar System, only the second such discovery of its kind. Astronomers are turning their telescopes towards the visitor, which ...

  IAU Public Announcements

Astronomers as Diplomats — an IAU@100 Conference in Paris

6 September 2019: In the context of the IAU centenary celebrations, a conference will be held in Paris on 4 October 2019, on the theme Astronomers as Diplomats: When the IAU builds bridges ...

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Lodewijk Woltjer (26 April 1930 – 25 August 2019)

28 August 2019: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lodewijk (“Lo”) Woltjer, President of the IAU 1994–1997, one of the most prominent and influential astronomers of his ...

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Public Contest Successfully Finds Names For Jupiter’s New Moons

26 August 2019: Five Jovian satellites have now been given their official names, just over a year after the announcement of their discovery. The naming process involved a public contest, and the five ...

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Asteroid Bennu’s Features to be named after Mythical Birds

8 August 2019: Working with NASA’s OSIRIS-REx team, the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN) approved the theme “birds and bird-like creatures in mythology” for naming ...

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International Astronomical Union Approves Second Set of Pluto Feature Names

8 August 2019: Several people and missions who paved the way for the historic exploration of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt — the farthest worlds ever explored — are honoured in the second set of ...

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New Assistant General Secretary of the IAU appointed

31 July 2019: The IAU would like to extend a warm welcome to José Miguel Rodríguez Espinosa, who has been appointed as the new Assistant General Secretary of the IAU, and will take ...

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IAU Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

30 July 2019: A ceremony was held yesterday 29 July 2019 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). The IAU ...

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Two Astronomical Sites Achieve World Heritage Status Through IAU–UNESCO Collaboration

29 July 2019: On 7 July 2019, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) declared 29 more properties World Heritage sites. Among the new additions are Risco Caído and the Sacred ...

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Open Letter from the Maunakea Observatories

25 July 2019: Maunakea, 20 July 2019 Aloha to our scientific colleagues around the world, On behalf of the more than 500 people employed by the Maunakea Observatories, we offer a perspective about ...

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Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2019 #13 IAU100 #8 (July #1)

17 July 2019: The Astronomy Outreach Newsletter 2019 #13 (IAU100 #8) is now online. It is produced by the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach and brings to the general public the latest information ...

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  IAU Science Announcements

Applications open for Gruber Fellowship 2020

13 September 2019: Eligible candidates are invited to apply for the Gruber Fellowship 2020, a programme created by The Gruber Foundation (TGF) with the aim of supporting young astronomers at the beginning of ...

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Scientific Dates & Deadlines

Administrative Dates & Deadlines

30 Sep 2019
Evaluation of OAE Host Proposals Completed

1 Oct 2019
IAU Individual and Junior Membership Application Process Opens

13 Oct 2019
Annual fee invoice: Annual National Membership Fee Invoice - 2nd reminder

15 Dec 2019
DEADLINE for Nominations for the Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize

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