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Astronomy & Astrophysics sponsors IAU General Assembly poster session (March 2009)

In this remarkable year of international astronomy, Astronomy & Astrophysics is proud to inform you of its poster sponsorship of the IAU General Assembly which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 3-14, 2009.

A special issue of Astronomy & Astrophysics celebrating the Journal's 40th anniversary will be published in June (Volume 500 Issue 1) and complimentary copies will be available at the Rio de Janeiro IAU GA.

This vibrant city is not only a prime tourist destination but also a great concentration of scientific and technological activities making it one of the most important centers in Brazil and Latin America. It is in this very place that the first Brazilian national observatory was established by the Emperor Dom Pedro I in 1827.

At the 2009 General Assembly 4 discourses with invited speakers, 6 symposia, 16 joint discussions, 10 special sessions, the Women in Astronomy Lunch Meeting and 2 young astronomers' events will all be taking place.

The IAU`s XXVII General Assembly is organized by the Brazilian Astronomical Society for the International Astronomical Union in the context of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

International Year of Astronomy 2009 is endorsed by the United Nations and the International Council of Science (ICSU).