Closing Ceremony - Thursday, 8/14 - 4:15pm-6:00pm

Closing Ceremony Friday, 14 August, 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm Welcome by Silvia Torres-Peimbert, IAU President Retiring Address by Norio Kaifu, past IAU President Retiring Address by Thierry Montmerle, past IAU Secretary Incoming Address by Silvia Torres-Peimbert, IAU President Incoming Address by Piero Benvenuti, IAU Secretary Remarks by NOC/LOC of the IAU XXIX General Assembly, Kevin Marvel (AAS) Invitation to XXX General Assembly, Vienna, August 2018 by Gerhard Hensler (University of Vienna) Flag Transfer Ceremony: Kevin Marvel (AAS) to Gerhard Hensler (University of Vienna) Cultural Performance by Na Puakea O Ko’olaupoko performers Na Puakea O Ko'olaupoko is a Halau Hula, or hula school, based in Kailua, Oahu. Founded by Kumu (teacher) Pattye Kealohalani Wright in 1973, this halau features both kahiko (traditional) and 'auana (modern) hula, and we will be enjoying both this evening. Closing Ceremonial Oli by Kumu Pattye Wright