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August 20-26, 2018 / Vol 37, No 34 / Hawai`i Island, USA

17 Aug 2018, 19:38 UTC
August 20-26, 2018 / Vol 37, No 34 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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International Astronomical Union Meets in Vienna for 30th General Assembly

IAU to host 30th General Assembly, having held one every 3 years since 1919 to advance scientific research, at Austria Center Vienna August 20-31. Over 3000 participants from 89 countries are expected to participate in this 2-week program. The Assembly is organized by Universität Wien, Austrian Society for Astronomy and Astrophysics (ÖGA2), and Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). The event is set to open with a special session featuring Andrea Ghez of UCLA and Frank Eisenhauer of Max Planck Institute discussing general relativity near and around the Galactic Center black hole. Heino Falcke of Radboud University to present on the Jet-Disk Model for the Galactic Center. Focus Meeting 14 on global astronomy outreach will include a poster by ILOA on Astronomy from the Moon. In other sessions, Xuelei Chen and Yan Su of National Astronomical Observatories of China to present posters on low frequency radio astronomy from Lunar orbit interferometer and from Chang’e-4 Lunar lander, respectively. Universität Wien Institute for Astrophysics Director Bodo Ziegler is co-organizing a mini-symposium on Build-Up of Galaxy Clusters. Other session topics include light pollution (including documentary screening), gravitational waves, galaxy evolution, and Hubble Space Telescope. ...

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