Young Astronomers

This is a website aimed to run a “quick mentorship” matching exercise. Volunteer mentors (senior astronomers, engineers, communicators, etc) and potential mentees (students, young astronomers, budding enthusiasts) fill in a basic form with their location, contact email and simple keywords for what they offer or are looking for. It’s then up to them to try to find someone they can work with.

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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.

Places for the 2014 YAL are already full. However, if you wish to take part in the YACS programme for 2015 please click on the relevant link below to submit your details: