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November 2019

  IAU Members Announcements

Nominations open for 2020 Kavli Prize

21 October 2019: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters invites nominations for the 2020 Kavli Prize. The prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in three fields of science: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience ...

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Call for Nominations for the 2020 Gruber Cosmology Prize

14 October 2019: The Gruber Cosmology Prize honours a leading cosmologist, astronomer, astrophysicist or scientific philosopher for theoretical, analytical, conceptual or observational discoveries leading to fundamental advances in our understanding of the Universe ...

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Applications Open for Intake of New Junior Members

4 October 2019: Applications are now open for the next intake of new IAU Junior Members, a category of membership first introduced at the IAU XXX General Assembly in August last year. Eligible ...

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Applications Open for Intake of New Individual Members

4 October 2019: Applications are now open for the next intake of new IAU Individual Members. As announced earlier this year, the admission, which was previously a triennial occurrence, will now take place ...

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  IAU Press Releases

The IAU Office of Astronomy for Education will be hosted by the Haus der Astronomie — The astronomy outreach centre will capitalise on its existing resources and experience to launch the IAU Office of Astronomy for Education, co-funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation and the Carl Zeiss Foundation

28 November 2019: The IAU has selected Haus der Astronomie (HdA), an astronomy outreach centre based in Heidelberg, Germany, as the location for its new Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE). First announced ...

  IAU Public Announcements

(486958) 2014 MU69 officially named Arrokoth

22 November 2019: The most distant object ever to have been visited by a spacecraft has been given a new name: Arrokoth. The object, (486958) 2014 MU69,  became widely known by its nickname ...

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International School of Young Astronomers 2020-1 applications open

22 November 2019: The 43rd International School for Young Astronomers, ISYA2020Mex, will take place in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico, from 8-26 June, 2020, at the Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH). The ...

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Connecting Dark Sky Communities in New Zealand and Worldwide

12 November 2019: At the end of October 2019 the New Zealand Starlight Conference took place in Tekapo. Endorsed by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), the independently organised meeting invited all people concerned ...

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CAPjournal Issue 26 Now Available

31 October 2019: The 26th issue of the Communicating Astronomy with the Public journal is out now! In this issue of CAPjournal you can find the latest information about diversity across astronomy and ...

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2019 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz

8 October 2019: The International Astronomical Union (IAU) enthusiastically congratulates the three recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 announced today. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award this ...

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Shaw Prize Award Ceremony Takes Place in Hong Kong — Three researchers, including astronomer Edward C. Stone, are honoured for breakthroughs in their fields

27 September 2019: On 25 September 2019 the three recipients of this year’s Shaw Prize were presented with their awards at a ceremony in Hong Kong, with astronomer Edward C. Stone among ...

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Scientific Dates & Deadlines

Administrative Dates & Deadlines

15 Dec 2019
DEADLINE for Proposals for IAU Symposia, Focus Meetings and Special Sessions at the General Assembly in 2021

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

15 Dec 2019
DEADLINE for PhD Prize Application Submission

15 Dec 2019
DEADLINE to Accept Individual and Junior Membership Applications (from the applicants)

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