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Renewed Chance to Host Communicating Astronomy with the Public Conference 2024

The first hybrid CAP Conference, held online and in Sydney, Australia, has come to a close. Building off of the momentum of CAP 2022, we hope to expand the possibilities for CAP 2024. To that end, the deadline to submit a Letter of Intent to host the 2024 Communicating Astronomy with the Public conference has been extended to 30 September 2022.

These conferences, held at least every two years, are co-organised by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Commission C2 — Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) and the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO). Letters of Intent (LoI) and full Proposals to host a CAP Conference are considered roughly two years before the event. The call to host CAP 2024 is now open and applications are in two steps:

  • First, submit a Letter of Intent (LoI) via this form.

  • After the approval of the Letter of Intent (LoI) by the CAP Conferences Organisers, then submit a full Proposal.

The deadline to submit the Letter of Intent to host CAP 2024 is 30 September 2022. You can read more details on how to become a CAP Conference host here. Important dates for the selection of the host for CAP 2024 are:

  • 30 September 2022 (23:59 UTC): deadline to submit Letters of Intent to host CAP 2024

  • 1–15 October 2022: selection of the LoI(s)

  • by 31 October 2022 (23:59 UTC): contact selected applicants (request for full Proposals)

  • by 28 February 2023 (23:59 UTC): deadline to submit full Proposals

  • by 31 March 2023: public announcement of the winning bid

If you have any questions, please contact We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Kelly Blumenthal, on behalf of the Office for Astronomy Outreach

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