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!