The IAU Strategic Plan 2020-2030 offers a comprehensive overview of the IAU and its long-term objectives.
IAU focuses on advancing knowledge and promoting research in astronomy through international cooperation.
In partnership with organisations around the world, the IAU created four offices, with clear mandates: training, communication, education, and development.
The Office of Astronomy for Education fulfils the IAU’s goal of using astronomy as a stimulus and tool for teaching and education, from elementary to high school, in all country.
About Teresa Lago
Full Professor of Astronomy, University of Porto (UP), Portugal (retired). Responsible for setting-up/coordinating the 1st Astronomy Degree in Portugal (1983), the European Inter-university Masters Degree (1994), the “European Astrophysics Doctoral Network” involving 33 European Universities (1986) and the Astronomy Doctoral Program (2004). Author of the “National Plan for the Development of Astronomy” (1987), founder of the Centre for de Astrophysics (1988) that she directed for 18 years, and of the Porto Planetarium (1998). Prepared the Association of Portugal to ESO (1989) and was National Delegate to the ESO Council until 2013. Chaired the national Scientific Council for “Earth & Space Sciences”.
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