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  • Premios Divulgación, Educación y Desarrollo de la Astronomía


les hacemos llegar el anuncio que realizó la Unión Astronómica Internacional sobre los ganadores de los primeros premios a la Divulgación, a la Educación y al Desarrollo de la Astronomía.

En la página del NOC- Argentina ( encontrarán mayor información junto con el link al anuncio original (en inglés).

Este tipo de premios reconocen el gran esfuerzo que muchas personas hacen a nivel tanto local como global por la difusión, la educación y el desarrollo de la astronomía.

Cordiales saludos,
Coordinadoras Nacionales de Divulgación de la Astronomía
UAI - Unión Astronómica Internacional


Otorgamiento de los subsidios "Under One Sky" + News Letter


nos complace contarles que se conocieron los resultados de los subsidios otorgados por la IAU para los proyectos "Under One Sky". Se otorgaron 4 subsidios a nivel global y uno de ellos fue para el proyecto "Etnoastronomía guaraní en el noroeste argentino" presentado por la Mburuvicha Andrea Segundo y la Dra. María Eugenia Flores, junto a la Comisión de mujeres guaraníes Yagua Rogu+ (Orán, Salta). Felicitaciones!
Aquí pueden ver a presentación del proyecto:

Esta y otras novedades las pueden encontrar en la última edición del News Letter.

Versión en español:

Original en Inglés:

Cordiales saludos,
Coordinadoras Nacionales de Divulgación de la Astronomía
UAI - Unión Astronómica Internacional

NOCs - National Outreach Coordinators
IAU - International Astronomical Union

Andrea Ahumada, Observatorio Astronómico. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.
Ileana Andruchow, Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.


  • Announcement to IAUS#374 "Astronomical Hazards for Life on Earth"

Dear IAU-Div. F member 

I'm contacting you on behalf of the SOC of the International Astronomical Union General Assembly Symposium #374: Astronomical Hazards for Life on Earth.

The Symposium will be part of the scientific events of the XXXIst General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, to be held in Busan, Rep. of Korea. The GA will go from August 2 to 11, 2022 in a hybrid format, with in person and virtual talks.
The IAU Symposium #374 will take part in the second week of the GA, from Aug. 9 to 11.

Important dates:
Late/on-site Registration: Jun. 1, 2022 - Aug. 11, 2022
Registration change: virtual to in-person in-person to virtual: Jun. 30, 2022

More information about the Symposium can be found at:

and about the GA at:

As you may see in the description of the Symposium, we plan to cover all potential hazards caused by astronomical phenomena. Those hazards are connected to many astronomical objects, like: asteroids, comets, the Sun, nearby stars, supernovae, cosmic rays and the fate of the Universe.
In addition, we will also tackle the social, cultural and philosophical aspects of the end of life.

To achieve these objectives, we would like to gather a truly multi- and cross-disciplinary set of experts, including astronomers, geologists, paleontologists, space technicians, philosophers and media persons, who will present the latest knowledge on those topics and address this central question for humanity.

We invite you to present a contributed talk on any of the subjects of the Symposium. The contributed talks will last for 10+3 min.

Since the topic of the Symposium is very broad, please, feel free to redistribute this announcement to any other colleague that may be interested in the topic.

As a participant, you have to submit your abstract and register through the GA website.
You have the information of deadlines and registration fee at the GA webpage.

Please, feel free to ask me any questions about the meeting.

On behalf the SOC of IAUS#374
Gonzalo Tancredi


  • Planetary Astronomy via Telescopic and Microscopic Approaches


Fifty years have passed since Apollo 11, the first successful manned mission to land on the Moon. Since then, the planetary science community has grown tremendously, surveying small Solar System bodies by telescope, sending spacecraft to all major planets, and sending spacecraft to some of the smaller Solar System bodies. These celestial bodies have not been reachable in the past, but are now visited by spacecraft and closely investigated with the aid of onboard instruments. The research targets in planetary science have downsized significantly from kilometer to submicron or even smaller sizes. Theoretical approaches such as light scattering models for understanding the observational data have similarly grown in sophistication.

In addition, a series of sample return projects enable us to establish a link between telescopic and microscopic approaches. Starting with the Stardust and Hayabusa1 missions, planetary scientists are now analyzing extraterrestrial materials in the laboratory, under the microscope, and at nanoscale. The Hayabusa2 brought the samples from Ryugu in 2020, and the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will carry Bennu's materials in 2023. This research is very important not only for understanding our Solar System but also for understanding chemical evolution in other planetary systems. Broadening the lens and studying other planetary systems will allow us to construct comprehensive references for distant worlds. In other words, we are making progress and growing sophisticated in Solar System research with telescopes and microscopes, and we are about to establish a new frontier in research linking the Solar System, exoplanets, planet-forming regions, and astrobiology.

In this context, we organize this Focus Meeting (FM8) during the IAUGA2022 in Busan, the Republic of Korea. In this meeting, we expect that planetary astronomers who study their targets with a wide range of size scales using various techniques gather together to exchange their ideas and recent findings, and provide an opportunity to set future science goals to be achieved in the coming decades.

Registration and Abstract Submission:

Registration takes place through the 31st IAUGA website ( There are two options for the registration: in-person and virtual. For detailed information, please refer to the official website of IAUGA2022.

Important Dates (see also

Late/on-site registration: 1 June - 11 August

Regular abstract submission: 1 January - 31 March

Abstract submission for e-Poster/e-Talk: 1 January - 31 May

IAU Grant application submission: 1 January - 31 March

General Assembly: 2-11 August

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Sei-ichiro Watanabe (Nagoya, Univ., Japan)
Dante Lauretta (Univ. Arizona, USA)
Irina N. Belskaya (Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine)
Maria N. Drozdovskaya (Universität Bern, Switzerland)
Yuri Aikawa (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Patrick Michel (CNRS, France)
Woojin Kwon (Seoul National Univ., Korea)
Beth Ellen Clark (Ithaca College, USA)
Maria Antonella Barucci (Observatoire de Paris, France)

Scientific Organizing Committee:

Hong-Kyu Moon (KASI, Korea), SOC Chair
Masateru Ishiguro (Seoul National Univ., Korea), LOC Chair
Maria Antonella Barucci (Observatoire de Paris, France)
Ricardo A. Gil-Hutton (UNSJ, Argentina)
Makoto Yoshikawa (ISAS/JAXA, Japan)
Beth Ellen Clark (Ithaca College, USA)
Karri O. Muinonen (Univ. Helsinki, Finland)
Hikaru Yabuta (Hiroshima Univ., Japan)
Amanda A. Sickafoose (SAAO, South Africa)
Young-Jun Choi (KASI, Korea)
Jeong-Eun Lee (Kyung Hee Univ., Korea)

If you have any questions regarding this Focus Meeting (FM8), please contact ( For general inquiries about the IAUGA 2022, please refer to the official website ( or contact


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Actualizado el 22/06/2022