Welcome to the website of the IAU’s new Commission C4, a Commission of IAU Division C — Education, Outreach and Heritage.
The Organising Committee is as follows:
President: Clive Ruggles (UK)
Vice-President: Gudrun Wolfschmidt (Germany)
Secretary: Roger Ferlet (France)
Siramas Komonjinda (Thailand)
Mikhail Marov (Russia)
Malcolm Smith (Chile)
The Commission works on behalf of the IAU together with UNESCO to implement the Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative.
The Commission has five new Working Groups, as follows:
C.C4.WG1 WINDOWS TO THE UNIVERSE: HIGH-MOUNTAIN OBSERVATORIES, AND OTHER ASTRONOMICAL SITES OF THE LATE 20th AND EARLY 21st CENTURIES" (Joint with Commission B7)
CHAIR: Chris Smith (Chile); CO-CHAIR: Rémi Cabanac (France)
C.C4.WG2 CLASSICAL OBSERVATORIES FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE 20TH CENTURY
CHAIR: Gudrun Wolfschmidt (Germany)
C.C4.WG3 HERITAGE OF SPACE EXPLORATION
CHAIR: Mikhail Marov (Russian Federation)
C.C4.WG4 ASTRONOMICAL HERITAGE IN DANGER
CHAIR: Alejandro López (Argentina)
C.C4.WG5 INTANGIBLE HERITAGE (Joint with Commission C1)
CHAIR: Duane Hamacher (Australia)
This site is currently under development, as are pages for the new Working Groups. In the meantime, please see the Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy for all information relating to the Initiative.