As you probably know, Africa has an important appointment with World Astronomy in 2024. Indeed, and for the first time in more than one century of existence, the IAU organizes its tri-annual General Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa from August 6 to 15, 2024
Please consult the IAU announcement on this subject in the attached file and the site dedicated to the IAU-GA24: https://
To encourage the maximum participation of African astronomers in this one-of-a-kind Astronomical Forum, the African Astronomical Society is deploying a lot of effort, including seeking
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The 32nd International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly is set to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from August 6-15, 2024. This landmark event, hosted by the National Research Foundation, and supported by the Department of Science and Innovation and the African Astronomical Society, marks the first time in IAU's century-long history that the conference will take place on African soil.
Join us in the vibrant city of Cape Town, a location whose rich history and cultural diversity provide a fitting backdrop for this historic assembly. The event will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), a leading venue nestled at the foot of the Cape's most prominent and iconic earthly feature, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature: Table Mountain. To ensure inclusive participation from the diverse astronomy community across the African continent and around the globe, innovative avenues for remote engagement are being developed. This will allow individuals to join the event both physically and virtually and contribute their voices to the discussions.
This won't be 'just another astronomy conference' - this assembly presents a remarkable opportunity for the global community of astronomers to come together and engage in discussions concerning the latest observations, theory, and impact of astronomy. It is worth noting that the assembly will be hosted in Africa, the very birthplace of our enduring fascination with the night skies.
Expect a cutting-edge scientific program that transcends regional boundaries, providing an inclusive platform for all aspects of astronomy, while highlighting Africa's significant and growing contributions within the field globally.
There will be opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors to engage with leading astronomers from around the world, both in person and online, and to participate in conversations that will shape the future of astronomy globally.
Don't miss out!
Registration and abstract submission commence in September 2023.
This is an event to spark new dialogues and forge new collaborations, bridging worlds under the shared canopy of the cosmos.
Join us as we gather under African Skies in 2024!
For more details, visit: astronomy2024.org