What does it mean for a citizen to be "literate" in astronomy? The International Astronomical Union and collaborators have drafted an answer and are inviting the community to help refine it.
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- The AAS is ogranizing the IAU XXIX General Assembly in 2015. Articles related to this meeting will be tagged as Meetings, iau29.
A new book entitled The International Astronomical Union — Uniting the Community for 100 Years has just been published by Springer on the occasion of the IAU's centennial.
The International Astronomical Union is asking women astronomers everywhere to contribute a video clip of themselves for its 100th anniversary to celebrate women in astronomy. Deadline: 24 March.
The International Astronomical Union is looking for a host for its new office to provide training and resources for using astronomy as a stimulus for science education in primary and secondary grades.
The International Astronomical Union will convene a meeting in Tokyo in November 2019 to highlight the role that diversity and inclusion plays in improving science, innovation, and competitiveness.
The International Astronomical Union's PhD Prize recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in astronomy by recipients of the doctorate around the world. Winners for 2017 have just been named.
Individuals at US institutions are welcome to apply for support to attend the August 2018 General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Vienna, Austria. Deadline: 28 February.
Register to attend the August 2018 General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) by 31 January, and apply to join the IAU as a regular or junior member by 2 February.
David Soderblom, a member of the IAU Membership Committee, responds to frequently asked questions and comments about joining the International Astronomical Union.
The US National Committee for the International Astronomical Union is accepting applications through 2 February 2018 for individual IAU membership.
The International Astronomical Union recommends that all astronomers, including those working on the cosmic microwave background, follow the IAU resolution for the polarization angle in all their publications.
After the recent approval of Commissions by the IAU Executive Committee, to take effect at the end of the August 2015 General Assembly in Honolulu, now is the time to sign up for these Commissions if you wish.
This summer's International Astronomical Union meeting in Honolulu will be a truly universal gathering. You won't want to miss out on the science, the collaboration, and the opportunity to shape the future of our discipline.
Members of the International Astronomical Union are encouraged to weigh in on which of the proposed Commissions — some old, some new — they're most interested in joining. Deadline: 31 December.
AAS Executive Officer Kevin Marvel looks forward to the IAU General Assembly, 3-14 August 2015, in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii.
The International Astronomical Union invites proposals for symposia and focus meetings at the August 2015 General Assembly in Honolulu. Deadline: 15 December 2013.
The Spring 2013 edition of the newsletter (Number 77) of the IAU Commission on Education and Development is available at the Commission 46 website. It is in PDF format and can be downloaded, along with past newsletters. The new editor of the newsletter, which is distributed worldwide, is Larry Marschall of Gettysburg College.
As I write this column, I am preparing and packing for the long trip across the Pacific Ocean to the 28th International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly in Beijing, China. More than 500 US astronomers will be attending as well, more than a hundred of which had their travel enabled through support provided by a grant from the NSF and administered by the AAS as our International Travel Grant Program.