IAU Division C

Education, Outreach and Heritage



Division Days

Welcome to the web page of IAU Division C

Division C is part of the new structure of the International Astronomical Union, launched in August 2012 at the Beijing XXVIII GA. It is a subsection of the previous Division XII, Union Wide Activities.

Members of Division C are involved in all aspects of Education, Outreach, and Heritage. Individuals from other divisions whose work straddles the boundaries between their scientific interest and Division C may propose Working Groups within Division C. Education ranges from primary to tertiary level including both formal and informal education, and is informed by astronomy education research. Outreach reaches the public through a wide range of media. Heritage includes the legacy of astronomical artifacts and structures as well as the astronomical attributes of mankind's cultural history. The activities of Division C will be closely coordinated with those of the newly established IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD).

Division C hosts three Commissions. These links are to their Commission managed webpages:

Also of interest is the following Link:

Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy: http://www.astronomicalheritage.net/

Any IAU member who works in the field, and who is not yet a member of this division, should contact the IAU Secretariat by sending an e-mail with all the relevant details to iauinfos@iap.fr. The Secretariat will then arrange to have the instructions sent to you.

The full list of members and associated working/program groups can be found on these IAU maintained webpages:

or also in the individual IAU membership directory.

Most recent update 1 December 2014

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