C1 – Commission C1 Astronomy Education and Development


C1 is a Commission within Division C of the IAU. This Commission seeks to further the development and improvement of astronomical education at all levels throughout the world through various projects developed and maintained by the Commission and by disseminating information concerning astronomy education.

Four Working Groups were established to realize specific objectives of C1: Astronomy Competitions for Secondary School Students, Astronomy Education Research & Methods, Astronomy Education Resources (AstroEDU), and Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE).

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Commission Members (345)

Under Division

Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage

Commission Working Groups

Commission C1 WG Astronomy Competitions for Secondary School Students
Commission C1 WG Astronomy Education Research & Methods
Commission C1 WG Astronomy Education Resources (AstroEDU)
Commission C1 WG Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE)
Inter-Commission B7-C1 WG Achieving Sustainable Development within a Quality Lighting Framework
Inter-Commission C1-C3-C4 WG Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture
Inter-Commission C1-F2-F3-H2 WG Education and Training in Astrobiology
Inter-Commission C1-C3-C4 WG Ethnoastronomy and Intangible Astronomical Heritage

Paulo Sergio Bretones

Universidade Federal de São Carlos
Departamento de Metodologia de Ensino
São Carlos 13565-905
São Paulo (SP)

Phone: +55 (19) 3351-8663
Email: bretonesufscarbr
Personal website: http://www.paulobretones.com.br
Organization website: http://www.ufscar.br

NCA adherence: Brazil

Last updated:
September 3, 2019

Boonrucksar Soonthornthum

National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT)
191, Siripanich Building
Huay Kaew Rd., A. Muang
Chiang Mai 50200

Phone: +66 53 225569
Email 1: boonrucksarnaritorth
Email 2: suparerkanaritorth
Organization website: http://www.narit.or.th

NCA adherence: Thailand

Last updated:
April 8, 2021

Michael Thomas Fitzgerald

Edith Cowan University
School of Education
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup 6027
Western Australia (WA)

Phone: +61 0431480007
Email 1: psyfitzgmailcom
Email 2: mfitzaspgmailcom
Organization website: https://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/education/staff/profiles/post-doctoral-research-fellows/dr-michael-fitzgerald

NCA adherence: Australia

Last updated:
April 27, 2021

Beatriz Elena García — National Outreach Coordinator

Instituto de Tecnologías en Detección y Astropartículas (ITeDA), CNEA-CONICET-UNSAM
ITeDA Mendoza
Azopardo 313
Godoy Cruz
Mendoza 5501

Phone: +54 261 435 1424
Email 1: beatrizgarciaitedacneagovar
Email 2: beatrizgarciautngmailcom
Personal website: http://itedamza.frm.utn.edu.ar/
Organization website: http://www.iteda.cnea.gov.ar/

NCA adherence: Argentina

Last updated:
December 8, 2020

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