Mission and objectives

The mission of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Education is to provide support to astronomy education in primary and secondary schools in all countries, and to encourage the use of astronomy as a stimulus for teaching in diverse subject areas. To this end, the OAE has set itself the following 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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