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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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Abstract Submission Open for 4th Shaw–IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education

Registration and abstract submissions are now open for the 4th Shaw-IAU Workshop “Leveraging the Potential of Astronomy in Formal Education” which will be held from the 15th to the 17th of November.

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First STEAM–Med Workshop on Astronomy for Education Held on Island of Lampedusa

The first STEAM–Med Workshop on Astronomy for Education took place on the island of Lampedusa from 4 to 8 July 2022.

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Light up the sky of the world, from the Expo in Dubai

The OAE Center Italy and INAF hosted an event at the 2020 EXPO in Dubai

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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

Keep up to date with what has happened so far.
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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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