We're kicking off Inclusive Astronomy with month-long celebrations of women and girls in astronomy this February, 2019. Follow the link below to register your event for inclusion in the official IAU100: Inclusive Astronomy calendar.

All events must respect the general goals of the IAU100 initiative in promoting the key role of astronomy for development, education, outreach and diplomacy.

Image description:  Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station, participates in a spacewalk. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons.

We welcome astronomy events of all kinds that celebrate inclusivity!

Some ideas for events include:

  • Holding public talks and outreach events featuring women astronomers

  • Bringing women astronomers into classrooms

  • Activities and workshops with students’ and children's’ clubs, such as after school science clubs, scouting clubs

  • Field trips for girls to science centers and planetariums

  • “Astronomy on Tap” public events in pubs and bars featuring women astronomers

  • Online or in-person Question and Answer sessions between women astronomers and students

  • Networking and mentoring events for undergraduate and graduate women astronomers

  • Public stargazing with women astronomers

Please review the following information before submitting your event or activity for IAU100: Inclusive Astronomy