#astronomy International Roles Introduced for AOP Astronomers – Astronotes

August 11, 2021 - Comment

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is delighted to announce its newest elected members to the organising committees of the celebrated Worldwide Astronomical Union (IAU), cementing its place as a number one analysis establishment of affect on the worldwide stage.  Three Astronomers working on the Armagh Observatory, Stefano Bagnulo, Michael Burton, and Simon Jeffery have been appointed


Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is delighted to announce its newest elected members to the organising committees of the celebrated Worldwide Astronomical Union (IAU), cementing its place as a number one analysis establishment of affect on the worldwide stage. 

Three Astronomers working on the Armagh Observatory, Stefano Bagnulo, Michael Burton, and Simon Jeffery have been appointed as Fee Vice-Presidents taking over new roles for the subsequent three years. Persevering with of their roles for one more time period within the Divisions and Commissions are Michael Burton, Tolis Christou and Jorick Vink.

The AOP astronomers elected to IAU committees. From left to proper: Prof. Simon Jeffery, Prof. Jorick Vink, Prof. Michael Burton, Dr. Tolis Christou, Dr. Stefano Bagnulo

The IAU is structured into Divisions, Commissions, and Working Teams comprising astronomers from 90 nations all over the world at Ph.D. degree and past, who’re lively in skilled analysis, schooling and outreach in astronomy.

Professor Michael Burton, Director of the Armagh Observatory & Planetarium stated: “It’s improbable for a small organisation like us to play an lively a part of such an esteemed organisation, enabling us to have enter on a world stage. Being actively concerned with IAU means we collaborate and work together with many scientific organisations worldwide, which is an actual privilege. The brand new Vice-President roles will turn out to be Presidents after three years, after which Advisors after one other three years, so these are 9 12 months roles which is able to give us huge information and expertise.”

The Worldwide Astronomical Union, that spans over 90 nations, has a mission to advertise and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its facets, together with analysis, communication, schooling and growth, via worldwide cooperation.

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The scientific and academic actions of the IAU are organized by its 9 Scientific Divisions and, via them, its 35 specialised Commissions protecting the complete spectrum of astronomy, together with 53 Working Teams.

New Fee Vice-Presidents

Dr Stefano Bagnulo: B6 Astronomical Photometry & PolarimetryProfessor Michael Burton: C4 World Heritage and AstronomyProfessor Simon Jeffery: G5 Stellar & Planetary Atmospheres

Persevering with for one more time period:

Professor Michael Burton: Division B Advisor (past-President): Amenities, Applied sciences, Knowledge ScienceDr Tolis Christou: Fee F1 Steering Committee: Meteors, Meteorites, Interplanetary DustProfessor Jorick Vink: Fee G2 Advisor (past-President): Large Stars



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