AHO General Assembly Meeting
Rome, 4 –5 October, 2024

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Overview

We are thrilled to invite AHO members to register for the 2024 AHO General Assembly Meeting which is being held on Oct 4-5 (evening reception Oct 3) in Rome. Due to limitations of the conference center we have restricted in-person attendance for the meeting (not for the social events) to 30 people.  More people are welcome to attend via Zoom.

Participants limit: 30. Conference dinner limit: 50.

Venue

Vatican Observatory (Specola Vaticana)
Piazza Sabatini 5 (sometimes Piazza Pia 5)
Albano Laziale RM, Italy

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Agenda

A preliminary outline of the agenda follows. The last column indicates each session's restriction.

Thu 3 Oct Evening Reception
Fri 4 Oct Morning Member updates
New member pitch
M/I
Lunch Sandwiches M/I
Afternoon Member updates (cont’d)
New member pitch (cont’d)
Report on AAS Meeting
Report on Docent Workshop
IAU initiative
Web page updates
New initiatives
M/I
Evening Dinner (catered) M/I/TP
Sat 5 Oct Morning Review of Minutes
Feedback on membership
New by-laws voting
M
Lunch Sandwiches M
Afternoon Tour of the Palazzo, Gardens and Domes M/I/TP
M: members only; M/I: members and invitees; M/I/TP: members, invitees, and traveling partners.

Registration

AHO members wishing to attend the general assembly meeting please refer to instructions and details in the (password-protected) internal page.

Institutions interested in AHO membership and 2024 meeting attendance should contact the AHO President mshetrone(at)ucolick.org.

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Possible Astro-related Sightseeing

LOC would be happy to facilitate contacts but these activities will not be organized by the LOC.

Rome

Florence

Other Possibilities

Private Tour Guides

We can recommend tour guides (Americans living in Italy): for Florence, Tuscany, Baroque Rome, Assisi …as well as tour guides for the Albano area for your significant other and/or other guests. The area is very rich in fascinating history (aqueducts, catacombs…) but very little is accessible without a guide.