13 February 2024

IAU General Assembly 2024: Deadlines and Event Highlights

2024 IAU GAHosted by the National Research Foundation and supported by the Department of Science and Innovation, the 32nd International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly (GA) is set to take place on 6–15 August 2024 at the prestigious Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa. 

Abstract Submissions Close on 1 March!
We invite the global astronomical community to submit abstracts for oral presentations and posters, available for both in-person and virtual participants. Submissions are open until 1 March 2024 and can be made via the conference website

Early bird registration rates are available until 1 March 2024.

Grant Opportunities
In line with our goal of inclusivity, conference participants can apply for a grant to support their participation in the IAU GA 2024, including IAU Grants and Africa Grants. These grants aim to support astronomers and students, particularly those with limited means of support and young scientists. We encourage interested participants to apply as part of their abstract submission process. The deadline for grant applications is also 1 March 2024.

Note that US astronomers may also apply for a travel grant from the AAS. Applications for AAS Travel Grants are also due 1 March 2024. Notifications will be sent to applicants no later than 20 March 2024.

Event Highlights
The IAU GA 2024 will feature an array of scientific sessions, symposia, and meetings across various astronomical disciplines. Some examples include symposia on Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, Advances in Solar Observations, and Planetary Science in the JWST Era, among others. Division and Working Group meetings will cover topics from Fundamental Astronomy to Dark and Quiet Sky Protection. A full list is available on the website.

For more information, visit the 2024 IAU GA website.

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