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IAU Office for Young Astronomers

IAU Office for Young Astronomers

August 2-8, 2022

Title of Program: The school model for the Office for Young Astronomers

SOCs

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)


Rationale

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.


Topics

  • Learnings from a 55-yr long history of International Schools for Young Astronomers
  • Challenges and lessons for graduate students in the developing world nowadays
  • Interaction between ISYAs and other regional and world-wide specialized schools
  • Initiatives to make a stronger ISYA program








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