The IAU Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE) is delighted to introduce the OAE Evaluation Framework & Toolkit to help astronomy educators — especially IAU National Astronomy Education Coordinator Teams — rigorously assess their programmes.
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.We have regular calls for grants for teacher training programs and are running a series of OAE Reviews which serve as best practice guides for important topics in astronomy education. We also host an annual virtual conference, the Shaw-IAU workshops on astronomy for education
Promote astronomy in curricula
Support efforts to include more astronomy in national or regional curricula.
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Latest OAE News
The IAU Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE) is pleased to announce that registration, abstract submission and speaker suggestions are open for the 5th Shaw–IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education which will take place on 29th November - 1st December 2023.
The Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE) is pleased to announce the third round of its astrophotography contest, in a joint endeavour with OAE Center Italy and its sister IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach as co-sponsors, aiming to increase its foundational collection of educational resources.
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