Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage
Members of Division C are involved in all aspects of astronomy Education, Outreach, History 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. The Division also promotes astronomy in developing countries.
Outreach communicates with the public through a wide range of media and formats.
Heritage includes the legacy of astronomical artefacts and structures as well as the astronomical attributes of mankind's cultural history.
The history of astronomy is an active area within the Division. So too is the promotion of astronomy in developing countries.
Division C has an interest in maintaining dark skies (through the inter-division Commission B7), as this has an impact on education and outreach as well as research.
Division C activities are closely coordinated with the Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) in Cape Town, the Office for Astronomical Outreach (OAO) in Tokyo and the Office for Young Astronomers (OYA) which is in part funded through the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo. OYA organizes the International Schools for Young Astronomers (ISYA), which usually take place in developing countries once or twice a year.
Inter-Division B-C Commission Protection of Existing and Potential Observatory Sites
Division C Commission C1 Astronomy Education and Development
Division C Commission C2 Communicating Astronomy with the Public
Division C Commission C3 History of Astronomy
Division C Commission C4 World Heritage and Astronomy
Inter-Division Working Groups
Inter-Division C-E WG Solar Eclipses
Space Telescope Science Inst
3700 San Martin Dr
Baltimore MD 21218
Phone: +1 410 338 4832
Personal website: http://www.stsci.edu/~deustua
Organization website: http://www.stsci.edu/
November 3, 2015
Southern Ilinois University Edwardsville
Center for STEM Research, Education, & Outreach
Center for STEM REO
SIUE, Campus Box 2224
Phone: +1 18572046392
Email 1: starstrydergmailcom
Email 2: pamelastarstrydercom
Personal website: http://www.starstryder.com
Organization website: http://cosmoquest.org
December 1, 2015