Two specific events for Young Astronomers will take place during the General Assembly in Beijing in August 2012: Young Astronomers’ Lunch-Debate (YAL) and Young Astronomers Consulting Service (YACS). There is no extra fees for the Lunch-Debate but reservations have to be made prior to the GA.
Young Astronomers’ Events are primarily for young astronomers who are enrolled in PhD programmes or who have received their Doctorate degrees within 3 years before the General Assembly.
The Young Astronomers Lunch-Debate (YAL) has three objectives:
- to give young astronomers the opportunity to discuss predefined topics of their choice,related to careers and research organisation in astronomy, with more experienced astronomers;
- to raise the awareness of the YAs of their importance to the IAU;
- to enhance networking among YAs of different countries.
The Young Astronomer Consulting Service (YACS) allows Young Astronomers to have one-to-one discussions with more advanced astronomers on their CV, thesis and research, as well as on jobs in astronomy, in a dedicated place during the GA.
The Consultant astronomers are advanced astronomers with experience in specific research domains and in science management.
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