Outcomes of the meeting Meet each other and exchange ideas Meet the members of the IAU Executive Working Group - we met yesterday afternoon Identify the ‘questions’ and hopefully have answers provided What can the IAU do for you ? What can you do for the IAU ? Produce longlist of ideas for ‘global’ events Seek volunteers for assisting organising ‘global’ events Ensure we all have a much clearer perspective of what we expect from, and is expected of us for IYA2009
Organisational Structure See http://www.astronomy2009.org/ http://www.astronomy2009.org/
Organisational Structure IAU Executive Committee Working Group National Single Points of Contacts (SPoCs – National Node Chairs) National Overseeing Committees Enthusiasts, doers and deliverers Media outlets About to advertise and appoint the IYA Secretariat position
Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Belgium Bolivia Brazil Canada China Nanjing China Taipei Chile Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Czech Republic Denmark Egypt ElSalvador Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Guatemala Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland Indonesia Ireland Italy Japan Korea (South) Malaysia Malta Mexico Morocco Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Norway Panama Philippines Poland Portugal Romania Russian Federation Siberia Slovakia South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Thailand Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uzbekistan Vatican City Venezuela 63 out of 80 26 present today
Need a Project Timeline v1.0 Jan 2009 May 2008 Commence Alerting Media at National and International Levels June 2007 Apr 2008 Finalise National Programs Event Launch Have overall International Organisational Structure and Web Structure Agreed and Launched Nov 2007 National Program Themes And Objectives Agreed Nov 2006 Endorsement of YoA By UN Organisation: organisations, volunteers, fund raising
Current Project Timeline v2.0 Jan 2009 May 2008 Commence Alerting Media at National and International Levels June 2007 Apr 2008 Finalise National Programs Event Launch Have overall International Organisational Structure and Web Structure Agreed and Launched Achieved National Program Themes And Objectives Agreed Nov 2006 Endorsement of IYA by UN failed Organisation: organisations, volunteers, fund raising Dec 2007 Endorse IYA by UN Oct-Nov 2007 CAP07CAP07
Important points Must remember to involve the amateur communities – a huge and willing resource to be tapped. You will be asked by Claus Madsen to make an estimate of the financial inputs within your own countries for the UN lobbying efforts - urgent task Enjoy the meeting!