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IAU100 Launches the Astronomy Day in Schools Global Project

18 September 2019


The Astronomy Day in Schools initiative is an IAU100 Global Project with the vision of mobilising the astronomical community to organise activities in schools. This is a special opportunity for students to directly interact and engage with astronomers in their communities, and to learn about the important role of astronomy in our lives. 


Any amateur or professional astronomer, scientist or teacher is invited to participate. IAU100 encourages school visits taking place during or around the week of 10-17 November 2019. During this week, 10 November will mark the World Science Day for Peace and Development and a Mercury transit will also take place on 11 November, which offers an exciting outreach opportunity for the visiting astronomers.

Interested astronomers can learn more about how to organise an activity at a school in their community here. A variety of educational and outreach resources that can support the astronomers’ outreach can also be found here.

Interested participants are asked to officially register their Astronomy Day in Schools activity here. Please select “Astronomy Day in Schools” as the event category.

Two prize categories have been created to stimulate further engagement and excitement for the Astronomy Day in Schools global project. To learn more about these prizes, see here.


Bethany Downer

Astronomy Day In Schools Event Coordinator, IAU100 Secretariat

Jorge Rivero González

IAU100 Coordinator

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