What does it mean when we say someone has a solid basic knowledge of astronomy? This is the question that inspired the project Big Ideas in Astronomy: A Proposed Definition of Astronomy literacy. A new version of Big Ideas in Astronomy is now available, including translations into six languages.
The IAU Office of Astronomy for Education is the International Astronomical Union’s office dedicated to astronomy for primary and secondary education.
Professionalize astronomy education
Help astronomers, astronomy educators and teachers world-wide to gain the skills they need in order to communicate about astronomy in primary and secondary schools in a professional and effective manner.
Provide access to good resources
Make available excellent and effective resources for teaching about astronomical topics, internationally, under open licenses, and easy-to-find.
Promote astronomy in curricula
Support efforts to include more astronomy in national or regional curricula.
Create, maintain and grow a network of associates in support of the OAE mission.
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Inform all relevant stakeholders and communities about OAE activities, and about ways of collaborating with us.
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