I bring Season’s Greetings from the IAU family to all of you, as holidays and secular celebrations get underway around the world. While we come from a wide variety of backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures, we share a common sky, and our diversity enriches our collaborations. The IAU continues its mission of advancing astronomy to achieve a better world and a better understanding of our place in the Universe. Below are five quick points I wish to make on IAU values, deceased members, Sustainable Development Goals, donations, and IAU activities.

Thanks for your continued contributions to the work of the IAU. I hope 2023 ushers in a year of peace and health for us all.

Best wishes,
Professor Debra Elmegreen
President, IAU