Old Observatory, Beijing
C41/ICHA Activities at the IAU General Assembly in Beijing, August 2012
The Commission and its Working Groups plan a number of business and science meetings at the 2012 IAU General Assembly. The following programme is provisional; further details and any changes will be posted here as they become available.

Discovery and Classification in Astronomy
C41 Science Meeting 2
Thursday, August 23
Session 3 (14:00 – 15.30): Ken Kellermann, Chair
Ron Ekers
The Reclassification of Pluto as a Dwarf Planet
Steven Dick
A General Framework for Discovery and Classification in Astronomy
Martin Harwit
Discovery and the Search for the Design of the Universe
Session 4 (16:00 – 18.00): Steven Dick, Chair
Barry Madore
Cognitive Astrophysics
David DeVorkin
“A Desideratum in Spectrology”: an Editor’s Lament in the Great Correlation Era
Ken Kellermann
The Overdue Discovery of Quasars and AGN
Ray Norris
Mining the Observational Phase Space
Proceedings of Venus Transit Conference
The proceedings of the Venus Transit Conference (Tromsø 2012), edited by P.S. Aspaas and C. Sterken are available at the Journal of Astronomical Data, Volume 19(1) 2013

Proceedings of ICOA-7
The proceedings of the International Conference on Oriental Astronomy (ICOA–7) are available from Mitsuru Soma

IAU S278 Proceedings
are now available
Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy: Building Bridges between Cultures
(the 9th “Oxford” International Symposium on Archaeoastronomy)
Astronomy and World Heritage
IAU Working Group on Astronomy and World Heritage

The Commission’s Astronomy and World Heritage Working Group is working with UNESCO to advance their Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative.The new web portal serving UNESCO’s Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative was launched on August 24 at the sessions of the Astronomy and World Heritage Working Group. The site is a dynamic, publicly accessible database, discussion forum and document repository on astronomical heritage sites throughout the world, even if they are not on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

ICOMOS–IAU Thematic Study
The printed edition of the ICOMOS–IAU Thematic Study on the Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy is now available

SpS5 - IAU GA Rio
The proceedings of the Rio GA Special Session on “Accelerating the Rate of Astronomical Discovery” have been published in Proceedings of Science