I just wanted to call everyone’s attention to the fact that the IAU provides child care (up to 12 years of age) at the conference venue during the length of the meeting. This is included in participant and guest registration, and carries no extra cost.
For more information see the bottom of the IAU registration page .
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.
Registration and abstract submission for the 2018 IAU General Assembly opens tomorrow.
Early Bird registration is available until Jan 31, and abstract submission is open until Feb 28.
Find more info at the IAU 2018 GA website
The IAU GA has announced the due dates for abstract, registration, and travel grants. Please go to the Agenda and Deadlines page for more information.
If you need more information about any aspect of the General Assembly, please go to the IAU GA website.
The IAU 2018 GA occurs during the 100th anniversary of the identification of asteroid families by Kiyotsugu Hirayama. In this Focus Meeting, we will celebrate a century of asteroid family research, bringing together researchers from around the globe to review the history of the field, highlight major turning points in our understanding of asteroid families, present new results from recent asteroid family studies, and discuss the potential new avenues of research that will be opened in the coming years. Our 100th anniversary celebration will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the worldwide research into asteroid families and excite the next generation of researchers who will begin the second century of family studies.