Regional Nodes

Regional Nodes and Language Expertise Centres are offices based around the world with similar objectives as the OAD but with regional focus. These offices work closely with the OAD in order to implement the IAU Strategic Plan. “Regions” which they focus on are geographical (neighbouring countries) or cultural (language or cultural similarities spread over a large geographic region). The current operating centres are:

If you are interested in hosting a Regional Node or Language Expertise Centre please see the Announcement of Opportunity (or download the pdf version of the Announcement of Opportunity).

The IAU's Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has established new coordinating offices in Armenia, Colombia, Jordan, Nigeria and Portugal as of the XXIXth General Assembl in August 2015. Read more here.