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March 2020

  IAU Press Releases

First Official Names Given to Features on Asteroid Bennu — 12 features receive names proposed by the team planning to bring a sample of the asteroid back to Earth

7 March 2020: 12 features on Asteroid Bennu, the subject of NASA’s first mission to bring an asteroid sample back to Earth, have been given official names. Bennu’s own name was inspired by ...

  IAU Public Announcements

Revised Anti-harassment Policy for IAU Meetings and Activities

4 March 2020: The IAU has updated its anti-harassment guidelines as part of its ongoing commitment to preventing any incidents of harassment from occurring during IAU Meetings or Activities. New preventative measures include ...

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Jean-Claude Pecker (10 May 1923 – 20 February 2020)

25 February 2020: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean-Claude Pecker, IAU General Secretary 1964–1967, an astronomer and humanist who was highly influential in the development of ...

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Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2020 Opens Registration — Communicating astronomy for a better world: environment, culture and peace

24 February 2020: From 21 to 25 September 2020, Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Commission C2 — Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP), will host the world’s ...

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IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach Office for Astronomy Outreach

Scientific Dates & Deadlines

Administrative Dates & Deadlines

31 Mar 2020
DEADLINE for Applications for the Gruber Foundation Fellowship

31 Mar 2020
DEADLINE for for the Review of Individual and Junior Member Applications by the Membership Committee

31 Mar 2020
Annual Auditor's Report Sent to the Finance Committee

1 Apr 2020
Opening of the Call for TGF Fellowship Applicants to Submit their Applications for Next Year

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