n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - IAU Rio de Janeiro August 2009 : news notes
|Article Title||IAU Rio de Janeiro August 2009 : news notes|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Oct 2009|
|Pages||191 - 195|
The 27th triennial General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) took place during 3-14 August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. No fewer than 63 countries are national members of the Union, which has been in existence for 90 years. About 2 100 delegates out of 9 000 members attended in spite of the economic times and the fear of swine flu. Fifteen South African astronomers and students were present.
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