Scientific Bodies

As an effective means to promote progress in the main areas of Astronomy, the scientific work of the IAU is structured through its 9 Divisions, 35 Commissions, and 51 Working Groups. In the past the IAU also had Program Groups (or equivalent).

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UNESCO-IAU Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy


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IAU Directory for World Astronomy


IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

Office for Astronomy Development

IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach

Office for Astronomy Outreach

Astronomy Outreach Newsletters and Events

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Peer-reviewed Astronomy Education Activities

Astro EDU

Astronomy for Development 
Strategic Plan 2010–2020

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Portal to the Universe

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