The International Astronomical Union, which has been in existence for over 100 years, is the world’s largest body of professional astronomers. Every three years it holds a General Assembly, bringing together astronomers from around the world. This meeting will take place for the first time on the African continent in 2024. Cape Town has been selected to host the meeting-, and the National Research Foundation (NRF) is the official host organisation. In preparation for this event, it is essential to bring together the African astronomical community to discuss how the continent can maximally benefit from this unique opportunity as well as how best to facilitate participation by countries in Africa.
Format: Virtual Forum for African astronomy community
Date/Duration: 27 – 29 October 2021 (3 days)
Purpose: Engage the African Astronomy community, obtain commitment on participation and appoint country ambassadors Soon we will publish a draft programme and open registrations.