The Shaw-IAU Workshops on Astronomy for Education are a series of events organized by the Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), in support of the IAU's goal of leveraging astronomy to support teaching at primary and secondary school level.
The Shaw-IAU Workshops are organised with generous funding from the Shaw Prize Foundation.
The 1st Shaw–IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education was held in Paris on 17–19 December, 2019, to bring representatives of the astronomy education community together on the occasion of the founding of the new OAE.
The 2nd Shaw–IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education was held online on 6–9 October 2020 as a fully virtual event. Its main aim was to consolidate the IAU OAE's network of National Astronomy Education Coordinators (NAECs), to encourage the NAECs to make personal contact with each other and with key representatives of the IAU astronomy education community, and more generally learn about the international structures and projects that will feature prominently in the work of the OAE and the NAEC teams. Meeting topics also included common challenges faced by astronomy educators around the world, as well as a global overview of astronomy education at primary and secondary level. The meeting was also an opportunity to build collaborations, with individual, virtual face-to-face meetings between participants an integral part of the programme.
Organizing Committee: Asmita Bhandare, Silvia Casu, Niall Deacon, Dario del Moro, Samir Dhurde, Giuliana Giobbi, Edward Gomez, Renate Hubele, Tshiamiso Makwela, Sivuyile Manxoyi, Eduardo Monfardini Penteado, Markus Nielbock, Markus Pössel (Chair), Sara Ricciardi, Rosa M. Ros, Saeed Salimpour, Stefano Sandrelli, Anna Sippel, Aniket Sule, Stefania Varano, Alessandra Zanazzi
Scientific Advisory Committee: Asmita Bhandare, Silvia Casu, Niall Deacon, Dario del Moro, Samir Dhurde, Michael Fitzgerald, Giuliana Giobbi, Edward Gomez, Andrej Guštin, Marietta Gyulzadyan, Renate Hubele, Fraser Lewis, Carolin Liefke, Tshiamiso Makwela, Hakim Luthfi Malasan, Sivuyile Manxoyi, Eduardo Monfardini Penteado, Surhud More, Markus Nielbock, Arvind Paranjpye, Markus Pössel, Carmelo Presicce, Travis Rector, Sara Ricciardi, Nayra Rodríguez Eugenio, Gustavo Rojas, Rosa M. Ros, Saeed Salimpour, Stefano Sandrelli, Anna Sippel, Aniket Sule, Rachele Toniolo, Rosa Valiante, Stefania Varano, Sarita Vig, Alessandra Zanazzi, Anita Zanella