FAQ

What is the IAU100?

In 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is celebrating its 100th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, the IAU is organising a year-long celebration entitled “IAU100: Under One Sky.” To learn more, please visit the IAU100 website.

 

What is Inclusive Astronomy?

 

Inclusive Astronomy is a Theme under the IAU100 global celebrations. Please visit the About page to learn more.

 

How can I find events happening in my area?

 

Please visit the Events page, which will be continually updated throughout the year with events worldwide.

 

I’d like to put on an event to support Inclusive Astronomy! What should I do next?

 

First, take a look at the Events tab for ideas and tips on how to promote your event and make it inclusive. Next, register your event with us here. If you have questions or need support, don’t hesitate to reach out via the Contact page.

 

We’re running an event that supports the goals of IAU100: Inclusive Astronomy - can we partner with you?

 

Yes! Please fill out the registration form found here and we will get in touch.

Are the events only in English?

 

Inclusive Astronomy is a global initiative that will be held in many countries and languages. Check the Events page to find activities happening in your language and your area. We will also add non-English resources to the Resource section throughout the year.

 

Who is an underrepresented minority in astronomy?

 

Historically, members of certain groups have faced barriers, both institutional and social, in accessing astronomy. What constitutes a minority group varies depending on factors including geography and culture. Traditionally, underrepresented groups have included racial and ethnic minorities, women and gender minorities, the LGBTQ community, Indigenous communities, hearing-, visually-impaired,  disabled, and neurodivergent folks, and underserved or socially disenfranchised individuals. To learn more, please visit our Resources section.

 

I’m not a member of a minority group. Can I still get involved?

 

Yes! The Inclusive Astronomy Programme intends to bring together the entire astronomical community - from professional astronomers, to students and educators, and the public. The active support of allies is critical - to learn more about allyship please visit our Resources section.

Have more questions? Don't hesitate to reach out via the Contact page!

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