The XXVIth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, a city with a rich astronomical history going back to the middle of the XIVth century, when the oldest central European university was established. Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has a population of more than 1.2 million. The splendors of this thousand year old beautiful city reflect its unique history. For a thousand years, Prague has been the seat of kings, emperors and presidents. Its atmosphere and beauty are rooted not only in its location, but also in the unique harmony between the historic architecture and the modern life and progressive development. Prague, the center of industrial, cultural and scientific life, is also known for its famous cultural events.

Details for planning your travel to Prague are available on the official web site of the XXVIth General Assembly. The site is continuously being updated and provides information about the conference, accommodation, scientific program, tourist activities, and much more. The conference will be held in the Prague Congress Center, where other large meetings such as those of the International Monetary Fund (2001) and NATO (2002) were held before. The Congress Center is close to the city center and can easily be reached from the Prague international airport.

Please visit the site of the General Assembly for full details!