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The IAU Office of Astronomy for Education is the International Astronomical Union’s office dedicated to astronomy for primary and secondary education.

OAE Objectives


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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.

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Provide access to good resources

Make available excellent and effective resources for teaching about astronomical topics, internationally, under open licenses, and easy-to-find.

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Promote astronomy in curricula

Support efforts to include more astronomy in national or regional curricula.

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OAE Networking

Create, maintain and grow a network of associates in support of the OAE mission.

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Spread the news

Inform all relevant stakeholders and communities about OAE activities, and about ways of collaborating with us.


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Latest OAE News

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French university joins IAU Office of Astronomy for Education as new OAE Node

The International Astronomical Union is pleased to announce the founding of a new “branch office” of the Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE): the OAE Node France at CY Cergy Paris University.

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OAE launches Teaching Teachers Pilot Project

The Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Teaching Teachers Pilot Project

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Second Astrophotography Contest of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Education

The Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE) is pleased to announce the second round of its astrophotography contest, in a joint endeavour with OAE Center Italy as co-sponsor, aiming to increase its foundational collection of high-quality educational resources.

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Find out more about the IAU OAE.

OAE Main Office

Find out more about the OAE's Main Office in Heidelberg.
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Open Positions

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OAE Chronology

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Documents

Read up on the slides of the 2019 Shaw Prize-IAU Workshop and on other documents on the definition and plans of the OAE.
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Steering Committee

Meet our steering committee – the supervisory body of the OAE.
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