IAU Office for Young Astronomers
August 2-8, 2022
Title of Program: The school model for the Office for Young Astronomers
Itziar Aretxaga (INAOE, Mexico, co-chair), David Mota (Univ. Oslo, Norway, co-chair), Jaime Forero (Univ. de los Andes, Colombia), Michele Gerbaldi (IAP, France), Edward Guinan (Univ. Villanova, USA), Habib Khosroshahi (IMP, Iran), Shirin Haque (Univ. West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago), Per Barth Lilje (Univ. Oslo, Norway), Mirjana Povic (ESSTI, Ethiopia/IAA, Spain), Shengbang Qian (YNOs, China)
The OYA has as its main program the International Schools for Young Astronomers (ISYA), started in 1967 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), and nowadays also co-sponsored by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. It organizes three-week intensive graduate schools in parts of the world where students have less opportunity to be directly exposed to the full extent of up-to-date astrophysics. We will have a focus meeting that analyzes the past successes and challenges that current students face to contribute to Astronomy research, education, outreach and development.