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Chair of Astronomy, Prof Renée Kraan-Korteweg, elected Vice-President of the International Astronomical Union


Prof Kraan-Korteweg, the chair of Astronomy and head of the Astronomy department at UCT, has been elected Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) at the 2012 General Assembly of the IAU in Beijing.

The Astronomy department is absolutely delighted that Prof Kraan-Korteweg has been elected to this position. Prof Kraan-Korteweg is the third member of the Astronomy department to have been elected Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the IAU, after this post had been held previously by Honorary Prof Michael Feast (1979-1985) and Emeritus Distinguished Prof Brian Warner (2003-2009).

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