Chronology of the Office of Astronomy for Education

25 November 2021 - Constituting meeting of the  2nd OAE Steering Committee, which consists of Diana Worrall, Richard de Grijs, Coryn Bailer-Jones and Immo Appenzeller 

November 2021 - OAE Website goes live

12 - 15 October 2021 - 3rd Shaw-IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education

October 2021 - Big Ideas in Astronomy 2.0 Released Online

16 - 20 September 2021 - OAE Astronomy Glossary Sprint

1 September 2021 - Tshiamiso Makwela joins OAE as Astronomy Education Researcher

August 2021 - OAE Center Cyprus and OAE Node Nepal  Founded

25th August 2021 - Winners of the IAU OAE Astrophotography Contest announced

20 - 22 July 2021 - IAU Offices Family Meeting

1 June 2021 - Asmita Bhandare joins OAE as OAE Intern

1 June 2021 - Anna Sippel joins OAE as OAE Project Scientist

10 May 2021 - The astroEDU portal becomes part of the OAE

15 March 2021 – Eduardo Penteado joins OAE as OAE Coordinator

March 2021 OAE Center Italy Founded

13 January 2021 - OAE launches an Astrophotography Competition with the deadline set to April 15 2021

1 December 2020 - Saeed Salimpour joins OAE as Astronomy Education Research Coordinator

9 February 2020 - Start of the International Astronomy Glossary initiative

6-9 October 20202nd Shaw-IAU Workshop

1 June 2020 – Niall Deacon joins OAE as Interim OAE Coordinator

1 May 2020 – Juan Carlos Muñoz joins OAE as Interim OAE Coordinator

1 April 2020 – Gwen Sanderson joins OAE as OAE Organisational Assistant

29 February 2020 - Call for Centers and Nodes - deadline 10 June 2020

13 February 2020 – Call for nominating the National Astronomy Education Coordinators goes out to the National Committees for Astronomy or National Member Organisations, with the deadline set to 28 February 2020. Self-nomination is also possible, cf. this page

 

31 January 2020 – Constituting meeting of the OAE Steering Committee, which consists of Teresa Lago, Susana Deustua, Coryn Bailer-Jones and Matthias Bartelmann

9 January 2020 – Open positions for OAE advertised: 5 year postdoc in astronomy education research, organisational assistant, 1 year interim coordinator

17–19 December 2019 – 1st Shaw Prize-IAU Workshop on Astronomy Education in Paris, dedicated to discussions for the future role and network of the OAE in the community

17 December 2019 – OAE hosting agreement signed by IAU and Max Planck Institute for Astronomy

28 November 2019 Public announcement by IAU that Haus der Astronomie has been selected to host the OAE

30 June 2019 – Deadline for proposals. By this date, the IAU receives 6 completed proposals.

28 February 2019 – IAU invites 9 institutions to submit a full proposal to host the OAE

31 December 2018 – Deadline for Letters of Intent. By this date, the IAU receives a total of 23 LoIs.

31 October 2018 – IAU calls for Letters of Intent to host the Office of Astronomy for Education.

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