The Office of Astronomy for Education is just one part of the global astronomy education community. This community has produced a wealth of educational resources and training programs. Here we present a number of resources produced by the astronomy education community.
IAU Offices and Structures
- IAU Office of Astronomy for Development: the IAU's office working to use astronomy as a tool for development. They have a network of Regional Offices for Development and have a regular grant program.
- IAU Office of Astronomy Outreach: the IAU's office dealing with promoting astronomy to the public. They host a network of IAU National Outreach Coordinators and have a number of on-going programs including Telescopes for All which delivers telescopes to underserved communities around the world.
- IAU Office for Young Astronomers: whose primary purpose is organising the International School for Young Astronomers.
- IAU Commission C1: Astronomy Education and Development: The IAU commission overseeing astronomy education.
Teacher training programs
- Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE): a postgraduate teacher training program focussing on astronomy lessons in low-tech environments.
- Global Hands-On Universe: an organisation that runs a variety of teacher training activities.
- Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP): a global teacher astronomy training program that has trained 70,000 teachers.
- NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program: a teacher training program for teachers based in the USA. This uses real astronomical archive data for teacher research projects.
Dictionaries, glossaries and thesauri
The OAE has produced its own multilingual glossary of terms that may appear in primary and secondary schools. There are a number of similar resources produced by the global astronomy community.
- The Dictionary of Astronomical Concepts includes descriptions and etymologies for a range of astronomical terms in English, French and Persian. This was produced by Working Group from the former IAU Commission 46.
- The Astronomy Society of Japan's Glossary of Astronomy lists astronomical terms with definitions in Japanese tailored for different educational levels.
- The American Astronomical Society's Unified Astronomical Thesaurus draws on existing astronomical resources to produce an open source, community-supported thesaurus
Online astronomy education resources
- Universe Awareness (UNAWE): a global network focussing on astronomy education for children aged 4-10.
- SDSS Voyages: a wide-ranging set of educational activities based on real data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey archive.
- Galileo Mobile: a non-profit promoting astronomy outreach and education for underserved communities.
- Openstax - Astronomy: a free, online astronomy textbook aimed at schools available under a Creative Commons license.