Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage


John B. Hearnshaw

University of Canterbury
Physics-Astronomy Department
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8020
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 364 2533
Fax: +64 3 364 2469
Email: johnhearnshawcanterburyacnz
Personal website: http://www2.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/~jhe25/
Organization website: http://www.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/

Last updated:
August 15, 2015


Susana E. Deustua

Space Telescope Science Inst
Instruments Division
3700 San Martin Dr
Baltimore MD 21218
United States

Phone: +1 410 338 4832
Email: deustuastsciedu
Personal website: http://www.stsci.edu/~deustua
Organization website: http://www.stsci.edu/

Last updated:
September 1, 2015

Steering Committee


Rajesh Kochhar

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
History of Science
Sector 81
Mohali 140306

Phone: +91 9417720552
Email: rkochhar2000gmailcom
Personal website: rajeshkochhar.com
Organization website: http://www.iisermohali.ac.in/welcome.html

Last updated:
June 15, 2014

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Members of Division C are involved in all aspects of Education, Outreach, and Heritage. Individuals from other divisions whose work straddles the boundaries between their scientific interest and Division C may propose Working Groups within Division C. Education ranges from primary to tertiary level including both formal and informal education, and is informed by astronomy education research. Outreach reaches the public through a wide range of media. Heritage includes the legacy of astronomical artifacts and structures as well as the astronomical attributes of mankind's cultural history. The activities of Division C will be closely coordinated with those of the newly established IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD).


Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy: http://www.astronomicalheritage.net/

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Division C Commission 41 History of Astronomy
Division C Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development
Division C Commission 55 Communicating Astronomy with the Public

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