Invitation to Sponsors & Exhibitors

In 2024, the XXXII International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly (GA) will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 6 to 15 August.

We invite participants, exhibitors, sponsors and the public to join us in this watershed moment for astronomy globally.

The IAU GA 2024 will be an excellent platform for exhibitors to extend their reach and maximize their exposure, and we have developed several sponsorship and exhibition options for you to consider.

For the first time in the more than 100-year history of the IAU, this meeting will take place on the African continent. When the world arrives home onto African soil in 2024, what do we want them to experience?

This is not simply an opportunity for astronomy, this is an opportunity to change the way the world sees Africa. When a continent so often looked down upon can lead the world in a field as technical as astronomy, then we change perceptions, we challenge preconceptions, we shake unconscious biases – we make the world think differently about the potential of all people in the world to contribute to the human endeavour. Africa has many rich cultures to share with the world and many stories to tell.

For us, 2024 is an opportunity like no other. We are “audacious” in our vision of growing astronomy on the continent, and in using it for the benefit of Africa and the world.

The document below offers a comprehensive outline of the various opportunities that exist for your organisation.


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Our team looks forward to partnering with you, as the world comes to Africa next year.


Warm regards,

Dr Daniel Cunnama

On behalf of the National Organising Committee

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