IAU GA 2018 Focus Meeting 14 (FM14)

IAU’s role on global astronomy outreach, the latest challenges and bridging different communities

Date: August 23, 2018

Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC):

  • Sze-leung Cheung (co-chair) – Tokyo, Japan
  • William Waller (co-chair) – Rockport, USA
  • Lina Canas – Tokyo, Japan
  • Chenzhou Cui – Beijing, China Nanjing
  • Samir Dhurde – Pune, India
  • Richard Tresch Fienberg – Watertown, USA
  • Andrew Fraknoi – Los Altos Hills, USA
  • Beatriz Garcia – Godoy Cruz, Argentina
  • Kevin Govender – Cape Town, South Africa
  • Thilina Heenatigala – Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Oana Sandu – Bucharest, Romania
  • Mike Simmons – Calabasas, USA
  • Mark SubbaRao – Chicago, USA
  • Sylvie Vauclair – Toulouse, France

Scientific Rational:

The 2018 IAU General Assembly in Vienna provides an important opportunity for research astronomers and outreach professionals to jointly consider the IAU’s role in global astronomy outreach. Our goal is to enable and coordinate outreach for the greatest good worldwide. We will share what is already being done and discuss what we could do better going forward. All participants in the GA are welcome to join in the discussions.

More information is available at: https://www.iau.org/public/oao/fm14/

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