IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD)

iau_wbA key component of the IAU Strategic Plan “Astronomy for Development” is an ambitious blueprint for expanding astronomy development programs over the next decade. The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) coordinates the many existing and planned IAU activities in the areas of education, sustainable global development and capacity building.


Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP)

gttp_logoThe goal of the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) is to train teachers in the effective use and transfer of astronomy tools and existing resources freely available on the internet, into classroom science curricula. Through workshops, online training tools and basic education kits, the pro­ducts and techniques developed by this programme can be adapted to reach locations with few resources.



Universe Awareness (UNAWE)

unaweUniverse Awareness (UNAWE) uses the beauty and grandeur of the Universe to encourage young children (between 4 and 10 years old), particularly those from an underprivileged background, to develop an interest in science and technology. The programme also aims to use the cultural aspects of astronomy to foster a child’s sense of global citizenship from the earliest age.



European Planetary Science Congress 2014 (EPSC2014)

EPSC_LogoThe intention of the European Planetary Science Congress 2014 is to cover a broad area of science topics related to planetary science and planetary missions. The programme of the congress will contain oral and poster sessions, and it will emphasize workshops and panel discussions in order to have a strong interaction between the participants.


Global Hands-On Universe (GHOU)

ghou_pamelaGlobal Hands-On Universe (GHoU) is an educational program that enables students to investigate the Universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology. Global Hands-On Universe joins efforts from all around the world, allowing students and teachers to share their work and experiences.


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Open Discovery Space (ODS)

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