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Astro Union

Bio Founded in 1919, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) promotes and safeguards the science of astronomy through international cooperation.
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Hootsuite Inc. : #IAUpublication The IAU celebrated its 100th year in 2019, and you can read more about the IAU in this time in The IAU 1919-2019 brochure.

Read the brochure here:…

Image credit: IAU/M. Zamani

Hootsuite Inc. : #IAUoutreach Applications for the Online Astronomy @ Home Awards, hosted by the @IAUoutreach, are being accepted through 31 July.

Learn more about the awards here:…

Hootsuite Inc. : #Astro4Dev Members of the IAU-OAD have been writing a series of posts concerning astronomy, COVID-19 and development in response to the ongoing pandemic.

Read the latest posts here:

Image credit: ClayTom G. Santos, IGTAC

Hootsuite Inc. : #ISYA #OYA The deadline for the next International School for Young Astronomers is approaching. Early graduate students (MSc/PhD) in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics from African countries are welcome to apply through 17 July 2020.

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Hootsuite Inc. : #Astro4Dev The IAU-OAD has created a volunteer portal to connect volunteers and IAU offices. Volunteers can sign up for an the emailing list to receive a notification of volunteer opportunities.

Learn how to be involved here:

Hootsuite Inc. : Q: How do I pursue a career in astronomy research?

A: A good background in maths, physics, chemistry and computer science from high school to a university degree to a PhD is required to be a modern astronomer.

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Image credit: ESO/M. Zamani

Twitter Web App : YangYang-Studio The IAU uses "China-Nanjing" and "China-Taipei" in reference to the seats of the respective astronomical societies. This was signed by both parties in an agreement during the IAU General Assembly in 1982. This FAQ has some more information:

Hootsuite Inc. : #ISYA #OYA Since its establishment in 1967, hundreds of astronomers-to-be have received training through the International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA). Below is the distribution of the last given location of 1459 alumni, coming from 93 countries.

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Hootsuite Inc. : #IAUoutreach The @IAUoutreach is hosting the IAU Online Astronomy@Home Awards. Anybody hosting an online astronomy-related event is welcome to apply. The first deadline for the two-part application is on 31 July 2020.

Learn more about the awards here:…

Hootsuite Inc. : #Astro4Dev The IAU-OAD Extraordinary Call for COVID-19 Related Proposals received 118 proposals. Four million ZAR (approximately 200k USD) was requested to reach people in nearly 60 countries. The results are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Hootsuite Inc. : #IAUpublications The latest IAU e-Newsletter is now available.

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Hootsuite Inc. : The IAU PhD Prize celebrates outstanding scientific achievement in astrophysics. The round of applications for the 2020 IAU PhD Prize is open for submissions until 15 December 2020.

Learn more about the IAU PhD Prize requirements and application process:…

Hootsuite Inc. : The IAU mission remains as important as ever and to ensure members and the public are given the resources needed to utilise the many benefits astronomy, we ask that you consider donating to the IAU.

Find more information here:…

Image credit: IAU/M. Zamani

Hootsuite Inc. : #Astro4Dev The IAU-OAD has funded more than 150 projects around the world since 2013 to realise the astronomy’s benefits to society.

You can read more about all of the projects here:…

Image credit: Columba Hypatia: Astronomy for peace project

Orlo : 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 by the #Telescopes4All Collaboration #IAUoutreach

Hootsuite Inc. : #IAUoutreach Numerous NOCs are supporting observations of the 21 June 2020 eclipse with livestreams, in-person events and educational resources

See the NOC Eclipse Resource webpage here:…

Image credit: Stefan Seip

Hootsuite Inc. : If viewing the 21 June 2020 annular solar eclipse in person please:

-Do not look directly at the sun.
-Follow local health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

See the list of NOC-supported events for the eclipse here:…

#IAUoutreach #Eclipse2020

Hootsuite Inc. : #Astro4Edu The IAU Office of Astronomy for Education is still accepting applications to join the IAU National Astronomy Education Coordinator (NAEC) Teams members.

Learn more about the role and application here: