Chronology of the Office of Astronomy for Education
25th August 2021 - Winners of the IAU OAE Astrophotography Contest announced
15 March 2021 – Eduardo Penteado joins OAE as OAE Coordinator
March 2021 - OAE Center Italy Founded
13 January 2021 - OAE launches an astrophotography contest 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 2020 - Shaw-IAU Workshop 2020
1 June 2020 – Niall Deacon joins OAE as Interim OAE Coordinator
1 May 2020 – Juan Carlo 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 Contacts 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.