A statement and EAS 2022 policy regarding the war in Ukraine
A word from the President
On 1 March 2022 the European Astronomical Society joined with the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the American Astronomical Society (AAS), and African Astronomical Society (AfAS), the Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA), the Korean Astronomical Society (KAS), and the Royal Netherlands Astronomical Society (RNAS) to release a statement on the appalling consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine which you can find here. ▸ Read more
The EAS Council and EAS 2022 Annual Meeting Board have recently adopted the following policy with respect to the involvement of Russian and Ukrainian scientists in the EAS 2022 meeting that is in Valencia in the last week of June.
EAS 2022 in Valencia, 27 June - 1 July 2022
More than 2000 abstracts received, deadline for early registration 29 April 2022
The 2022 EAS Annual Meeting in Valencia, the first in-person EAS meeting in three years, is approaching quickly. The organizers have received 2068 contributed abstracts, close to the level of the EAS 2021 online meeting. The session SOCs have now started to review the abstracts; the final program will be released in April. Besides the 13 Symposia, 38 Special Sessions, and 10 Lunch Sessions, the scientific program includes plenary talks by, among others, Nobel Prize winners Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, as well as the usual community reports and prize winners lectures. ▸ Read more
We invite the EAS membership to register on the EAS 2022 registration page. Registration fees will increase with time, therefore, we strongly stimulate an early registration; the deadline for early registration is 29 April 2022. Valencia is a beautiful and accessible city, the conference venue is climatized, and we are very happy that we can offer a unique scientific and cultural environment where our participants can meet and interact in person again. Registration for online participation is possible, but only includes the plenary talk program, access to the ePosters platform and the EAS 2022 Slack space. All information on EAS 2022 is available on the EAS 2022 website.
Nabila Aghanim and Jarle Brinchmann to join Council at EAS GA 2022
Announcement of EAS Council election results
Elections took place to fill the Councillor position left by Maarten Baes, from the GA 2022 until the GA 2026. Three candidates ran for this election: Nabila Aghanim (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, France), Jarle Brinchmann (Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Porto, Portugal), and Ulrike Heiter (Uppsala University, Sweden). At the closing of the elections on 10 March 2022, Nabila Aghanim received the highest number of votes, with 448 voting members. The EAS Council congratulates her and looks forward to working with her in the future. ▸ Read more
After the start of the election process, EAS Councillor Georges Meylan announced that he will eventually also step down at the GA 2022, 2 years before the end of his term. The EAS Council thanks him for his dedication to running the Prize Committee since 2016. Following Article 11 of the EAS Constitution, Council can temporarily appoint someone to fill the vacancy until the end of the outgoing Councillor's term (GA 2024 in the present case). Council has decided to invite Jarle Brinchmann, who received the second highest number of votes in the election, to take up the vacant position. Jarle accepted the invitation; Council looks forward to him joining the team for the coming two years.
Awardees of the 2022 EAS Prizes announced
Fritz Zwicky Prize, Tycho Brahe Medal, Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture, and the three MERAC Prizes
Each year the EAS awards a number of prizes to astronomers who have made remarkable contributions. The six awardees of the 2022 EAS Prizes (Prof. Ewine F. van Dishoeck, Dr Jean-Luc Starck, Prof. Bożena Czerny, and Dr Helmer Koppelman, Dr Núria Miret Roig, and Dr Ewelina Obrzud, respectively) have been announced in March 2021 via an EAS press release. They will all receive their prize and give a plenary lecture at the EAS 2022 meeting in Valencia.
Africa Europe agenda for collaboration in astronomy
Special session held in the frame of the European Union-African Union summit
On 15 February 2022 the African Astronomical Society (AfAS) and the European Astronomical Society (EAS) organised the special session "Africa-Europe agenda for collaboration in astronomy" at the Science and Innovation side events of the European Union – African Union summit. This special session brought together major players in astronomy in Africa and Europe. ▸ Read more
After the opening remarks offered by the presidents of both astronomical societies, Jamal Mimouni and Roger Davies, several presentations and a panel discussion followed. Speakers and panelists included Philip Diamond (SKAO), Carla Sharpe (SARAO), Michael Backes (University of Namibia), Francisco Colomer (JIVE), Stefan Wagner (HESS), Xavier Barcons (ESO), David Buckley (SAAO), Fabio Favata (ESA), Vanessa McBride (IAU-OAD), Colin Vincent (Astronet), Melvin Hoare (DARA), Corrado Perna (CTA, INAF), Takalani Nemaungani (South African Department of Science and Innovation), Carolina Odman (UWC) and Mirjana Povic (Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute).
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