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History of Astronomy in South Africa: The Late Modern Period

A Focus Meeting to be held at the XXXII IAU General Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 7-8, 2024

Practical Information

Registration and abstract submission commence in September 2023, and  have to be done solely through the XXXII IAU General Assembly website.

The IAU wishes to support qualified scientists to whom only limited means of support are available, e.g., colleagues from economically less privileged countries and young scientists (Section 3.9 of the Rules and Guidelines for IAU Scientific Meetings). An IAU grant should be the seed money in ensuring the participation of a selected beneficiary, rather than adding comfort for colleagues whose attendance is already assured.

IAU General Assembly meetings travel grants are intended to cover in part expenses associated with the participant’s attendance during the respective entire meeting, including support for child care if needed. Requests for financial support are submitted by the individual IAU member using the specific GA IAU Grant Application Form prepared by the GA Scientific Organizing Committee. Full completion of the Application Form is mandatory, including submission of an Abstract, if relevant. Individual IAU grants to be paid by the LOC chairperson to recipients, upon their arrival and registration at the meeting, against the signature of a receipt.