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Participate in the Online Astronomy@Home Awards

As many of us turn online to stay connected with our communities through astronomy, we wish to recognise the incredible and inspiring efforts various event organisers worldwide are carrying out during the upcoming months. 


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A call to action from the International Astronomical Union Offices.

This is an urgent call to action during this unprecedented global pandemic, as the world struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19. We need to do whatever we can to help tackle this pandemic as well as its collateral effects on society.

We believe astronomy and the broader scientific community has a wide range of expertise and resources which could help the current situation.




Meet our National Outreach Coordinators (NOCs)

Learn more about the IAU National Outreach Coordinators (NOCs).

Find out more about the NOCs Funding Scheme.


Official Website

The IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach & the IAU100 Secretariat welcome you to the IAU 100 year anniversary celebrations!


Our Projects


Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal Communicating Astronomy with the Public Conferences | CAP 2020





IAU Global Outreach Projects 2020 Astronomy Translation Network
IAU Outreach Visitor Program Telescopes for All


Kaifu-NAOJ Telescope kit | One Family, One Telescope 


Follow our Latest Activities

IAU FAQ [Translated FAQs] IAU Astronomy Outreach Newsletter IAU themes


Relevant Publications

Big Ideas in Astronomy From Medicine to Wi-Fi
Big Ideas in Astronomy: Astronomy Literacy Booklet From Medicine to Wi-Fi: Technical Application of Astronomy to Society Light Pollution Brochure
CAP2018 JAPAN | Book Of Proceedings

IAU Strategic Plan 2020/2030 [EN] | [JP]


Previous Projects & Events

IAU GA Focus Meeting 14 IAU S358 Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion CAP2018 Conference
IAU100 Inspiring Stars e-Light Pollution Photo Exhibition  


In Collaboration with

Commission C2 - Communicating Astronomy with the Public  NARIT-NAOJ/IAU Astronomy Outreach Training & Fellowship Programme
Telescopes for All w/ Stars Shine for Everyone - SSVI Dark Skies For All w/ IUCAA



IAU Strategic Plan 2020–2030

Strategic Plan

IAU Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Symposia and Meetings



How to Become a Member

IAU e-Newsletter
Volume 2020 n° 1

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IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

Office for Astronomy Development

IAU Office for Young Astronomers

Office for Young Astronomers

IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach

Office for Astronomy Outreach

International School for Young Astronomers

International School for Young Astronomers