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June 2020

  IAU Members Announcements

The IAU welcomes over 500 new Individual and Junior Members

12 June 2020: The International Astronomical Union extends a warm welcome to its 373 new Individual Members and 203 new Junior Members, who have now been formally accepted into the Union. Their admission ...

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  IAU Press Releases

IAU Approves Name of Target of First NASA and ESA Planetary Defence Missions — Asteroid Didymos’ moon receives its new name just over a year before deflection mission launch

23 June 2020: The International Astronomical Union has just approved an official name for a tiny asteroid satellite set to become the first-ever target of an asteroid deflection mission. The satellite is the ...

  IAU Public Announcements

Telescopes for All: 17 Underserved Communities Selected to Receive Telescopes

19 June 2020: 17 communities of underrepresented groups around the world have been selected to receive telescopes signed by astronauts and Nobel Laureates. This is the first group of telescopes to be distributed ...

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IAU Statement on Racism and Discrimination

10 June 2020: The IAU stands in solidarity with protesters worldwide, united in rejecting the racist and discriminatory behaviour that blights societies across the globe.  Inequity and racism prohibit, damage and limit the ...

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New IAU Catalyst June 2020

2 June 2020: The third issue of the IAU Catalyst is now available to read online. In this volume of the Catalyst we see that, despite the major challenges presented by the COVID-19 ...

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  IAU Science Announcements

IAU Symposia and Focus Meetings for GA2021 Announced

16 June 2020: The next General Assembly (GA) of the IAU will be held in Busan, Republic of Korea, on 16–27 August 2021. Two key scientific components of the triennial GA are ...

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2019 IAU PhD Prize Winners Announced

9 June 2020: The IAU PhD Prize recognises outstanding scientific achievements of astronomy PhD students around the world. Each of the IAU’s nine divisions awards a prize to the candidate it feels ...

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Winners of Gruber Fellowships 2020

5 June 2020: Gabriela Calistro Rivera of the European Southern Observatory, Munich, and Anupam Bhardwaj of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Beijing, have been awarded the Gruber Foundation Fellowships for 2020 ...

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Scientific Dates & Deadlines

Administrative Dates & Deadlines

30 Jun 2020
Annual fee invoice: Annual National Membership Fee Invoice - 1st reminder

1 Sep 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
Abstracts and Grant Submission Open for the General Assembly - Submitters are automatically pre-registered at the early-bird fee

1 Sep 2020
Reminder: The Gruber Foundation Fellowship Applicants to Submit their Applications

15 Sep 2020
Reminder to Submit Candidates for PhD Prize

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