The Iau Office For Astronomy Outreach: Building Bridges Through International Cooperation

Astronomy Education within the IAU
2nd Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020
UTC: 10:45 a.m.-11 a.m.
Thursday Oct. 8, 2020
UTC: 5:05 p.m.-5:20 p.m.

The IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) goal is to engage the public in astronomy through access to astronomical information and communication of the science of astronomy. Our work focuses on building bridges between the IAU and the global astronomy community of outreach practitioners, educators, and the general public, and through international cooperation, to make astronomy accessible to all. Here we present the collaborative framework of our programmes in alignment with the IAU Strategic Plan 2020-2030.

About Lina Canas

Lina Canas has been working for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) since 2015, first as Assistant Outreach Coordinator and in 2019, as International Outreach Coordinator. With a background in astronomy and geophysics, for the past fifteen years, she has worked in astronomy outreach and education, including scientific content production, project management and community building in international networks, with a strong component on accessibility. She is based at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) in Tokyo.

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