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  • New agreement signed for the Office for Astronomy Outreach

The IAU is delighted to announce that it has signed a new agreement with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) for the continued operation and expansion of the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO). This new agreement not only renews the previous one, but also significantly increases the OAO's funding and capacity.

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  • First OAE-supporting Center Founded in Italy

The IAU is delighted to announce the founding of a new Center in Italy which will support the Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE). The OAE Center Italy is the exciting first step towards an extensive network of OAE Centers, and smaller institutions called OAE Nodes, to be set up across the world. This Center is a collaboration between the IAU, the OAE and the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), Italy's national Center for astrophysics. INAF is a well-established partner of the IAU, having hosted the first non-English edition of the IAU astroEDU platform since 2017.
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  • IAU ECA Online Discourse Series 2021

Dear colleagues,

The IAU Early Career Astronomer (ECA) Online Discourse Series is going to kick off for 2021 in just a few weeks! This virtual series contains career discussions in academia and industry, multifaceted science highlights, professional development trainings, and more. All events are tailored to early career astronomers. The full descriptions of the coming four events are provided in the attachment. Two are held on EMEA-friendly and two on APAC-friendly time zones (recordings will be made).

-Thursday May 27th, 2021: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM AEST

"Exploring the Universe Without Costing the Earth"

Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker (Curtin University)

Participation is free. All you have to do is fill out the event registration form no later than 24h (UTC) in advance of the subsequent event:

The discourses will be made available to you via Zoom and Youtube. You will receive a confirmation upon registration directly from Google Forms with the connection information.

Recordings of these upcoming events will be available alongside select past events on our Youtube channel:

We look forward to many of you joining us in this new year for our exciting series!

Warm regards,

Maria Drozdovskaya & Fatoumata Kebe, co-Chairs

On behalf of the entire Organizing Committee: Camilla Danielski, Christopher Moore, Eleanor Sansom, Gaël Buldgen, Sudeshna Boro Saikia, Themiya Nanayakkara

P.S.: We welcome any and all feedback you may have on our past events and/or any activities of our Working Group (anonymously):

For any queries, you may reach the Organizing Committee at:

IAU ECA Online Discourse Series 2021


  • IAU e-Newsletter - Volume 2021 n°1


Actualizado el 30/04/2021