Women and Girls in Astronomy Project

The IAU will celebrate Women and Girls in Astronomy throughout 2019 through the organisation of public outreach events and a contest for event organizers.

Image description: An illustration of  16th Century Danish observational astronomer Sophie Brahe (1559 - 1643) by Aneta Margraf-Druc.

Inspiring Stars

The "Inspiring Stars" Global Project aims to broaden the horizons of children, parents, teachers, and astronomers by showcasing assistive research tools and inclusive practices related to astronomy research, communication, and development.

Image description: A young girl feels a tactile model, her hand guided by an Inspiring Stars exhibitioner. Image credit: Hannah Harris

IAU Symposium: Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The IAU Symposia: “Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion” is planned for November 12-15, 2019, hosted by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) – Mitaka Campus, in Tokyo, Japan. 

Image description: A young boy feels a tactile model, while an Inspiring Stars exhibitioner speaks. Image credit: UNAWE