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The South African astronomical community, acting on behalf of astronomy stakeholders across the African continent, in collaboration with the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), and with strong support from the South African Government, invited the International Astronomical Union to Africa, to hold the XXXII IAU General Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa, in August 2024. The successful bid was announced on 30 August 2018, at the XXX IAU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria.

It’s time for Africa!

Happy African Astronomers
Elated astronomers celebrate a successful bid in Vienna.

CELEBRATE

Africa is leading major astronomy projects; be inspired by the results from SALT, HESS, MeerKAT and the dawn of the SKA era!

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Be part of the movement that will encourage further growth and investment in astronomy on the African continent.

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An enduring legacy and vibrant community of astronomers in Africa linked to the IAU.