Call for proposal



The Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE) invites and encourages any school teacher interested in astronomy education to submit proposals to organise an astronomy focused teacher training workshop. 

Each proposal should ideally be a co-authored by a teacher, a national/regional astronomy education coordinator (list below) and an astronomer. If you have an idea for such a workshop, please contact an astronomy education co-ordinator from the list to collaborate. We would also be happy to connect you with others to write this proposal. OAE will provide financial support of up to 2000 Euros for a workshop. 

The deadline to submit the proposal is 1st May, 2023. For more details (including ideas for workshops and the proposal form), please visit:

List of National / Regional astronomy education coordinators (NAEC / RAEC) :

NAEC-India Team

Aniket Sule, HBCSE-TIFR, Mumbai - Chair
Sarita Vig, IIST, Thiruvananthapuram
Kuntal Misra, ARIES, Nainital
OAE Center India Manager (presently Surhud More, IUCAA, Pune)
ASI-POEC Chair (presently Dibyendu Nandi, IISER-K, Kolkata)

Regional Astronomy Education Coordinators (RAEC) - North

Harvinder Kaur Jassal, IISER-M, Mohali
Virendra Yadav, ARIES, Nainital
Hum Chand, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala

Regional Astronomy Education Coordinators (RAEC) - East

Ajit Mohan Srivastava, IOP, Bhubaneswar
Suchetana Chatterjee, Presidency University, Kolkata
Rupajyoti Gogoi, Tezpur University, Tezpur

Regional Astronomy Education Coordinators (RAEC) - South

Niruj Mohan R., IIA, Bengaluru
Priya Shah-Hasan, MANUU, Hyderabad
R. Ramanujam, IMSc, Chennai

Regional Astronomy Education Coordinators (RAEC) - West

Manoneeta Chakraborty, IITI, Indore
Samir Dhurde, IUCAA, Pune
Mudit Srivastava, PRL, Ahmedabad