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Just a reminder that early registration closes on Jan 31. There is a 10% discount if you register before the close of the early deadline. Regular registration runs through June, however please note that abstract submissions close at the end of February, and you must be registered in order to submit an abstract.

IAU grant applicants, please note the instructions on the IAU website for how to register without incurring a fee until after grant decisions are made.

For more information, use the ‘Registration’ menu item above.

Planet Days 2018

In addition to our meeting at IAU, Division F (our parent division) is hosting an event called Planet Days 2018 on August 24 and 27 during the General Assembly. The goal of this “pop-up” meeting is to allow for the IAU GA to cover brand-new topics that might not have been known about when proposals for meetings were due, such as Planet X and 1I/2017 U1 `Oumuamua.

Your registration for the General Assembly for our Focus Meeting will also allow you access to the Planet Days, so I encourage everyone to also consider submitting abstracts to this “pop-up” meeting and attending those talks and poster sessions.

More information is available at the Planet Days webpage: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/planetsdays2018/

IAU PhD Prizes

If you know a graduate student studying asteroid families, please consider nominating them for an IAU PhD prize. This prize recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in astrophysics around the world. This is an excellent opportunity for young and talented scientists to get some recognition and exposure.

The deadline for nominations is December 15th, 2017.

All information on the application procedure for the PhD Prize can be found on the IAU’s webpage

You can also read the official announcement of the Prize and the announcement of the winners of the 2017 edition for more information.