New members of the International Astronomical Union 

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Congratulations to Dr. Stepan Poluianov and Dr. Sergey Koldobskiy who were accepted members of the International Astronomical Union.

The International Astronomical Union (IAU; French: Union astronomique internationale, UAI) exists to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy through international cooperation, assign official names and designations to celestial bodies, and liaise with organizations that include amateur astronomers. Founded in 1919 and based in Paris, the IAU is a member of the International Science Council (ISC).