International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Union astronomique internationale (UAI)

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URL: http://www.iau.org/

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Founded

1919-07 Brussels Belgium

History

Founded at Constitutive Assembly of the then 'International Research Council (IRC) -- Conseil international des recherches (CIR)', subsequently, since 1931, H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU). Merged, May 1922, with H-XH2348 - International Permanent Committee for the Production of a Photographic Map of the Sky, set up 24 Apr 1887, Paris (France). Statutes revised: 1961; 1964; 1970; 2003; 2012.

Aims

Promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation.

Events

2021 | Busan, Korea Rep – Triennial General Assembly

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Structure

General Assembly (every 3 years); Executive Committee; Secretariat. Divisions (9) with 35 specialized Commissions and 53 Working Groups and additional Program Groups. Meetings closed. Direct involvement of individual members is encouraged. Divisions (9): Fundamental Astronomy; Facilities, Technologies and Data Science; Education, Outreach and Heritage; High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics; Sun and Heliosphere; Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy; Stars and Stellar Physics; Interstellar Matter and Local Universe; Galaxies and Cosmology. Also includes: Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD); Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO).

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UIA Org ID

XC1382

Last News

2020

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