IAU Outreach Visitors Programme


The IAU Outreach Visitors Programme provides astronomical researchers, communicators and enthusiasts with an opportunity to engage in work supporting the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (IAU OAO). Visitors can enhance their skills and professional experience through a number of opportunities, including managing projects, writing on scientific topics and providing research support for IAU OAO programmes. Prospective visitors are also welcome to pitch their own ideas for an astronomy outreach project.


Application (Closed)

This page will be updated when the application period for the 2022 programme has opened. Follow the IAU OAO Facebook, Twitter or newsletter to be notified when the next application period opens.


Past Visitors

Kelly Blumenthal portrait

Dr Kelly Blumenthal

IAU Outreach Visitor

Focus of the visitorship: Research

June 2020-December 2020

Key project: Research on best practices in science communication and outreach, to inform short workshop programs for professional astronomers in regional IAU-led meetings.



Dr Fatoumata Kebe

IAU Outreach Visitor

Focus of the visitorship: Project management

June 2020-October 2020

Key project: Meet the IAU Astronomers

Read more about the project here.