In 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) will celebrate its 100th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, the IAU will organise a year-long celebration to increase awareness of a century of astronomical discoveries as well as to support and improve the use of astronomy as a tool for education, development and diplomacy under the central theme “Uniting our World to Explore the Universe”.

The IAU100 Task Force is issuing a call for proposals for Special Projects in support of IAU100 Goals at either a local or national level. An IAU100 Special Project is a highlighted astronomy-oriented activity that supports the IAU100 Goals under one or more of the IAU100 Flasgship Programmes, and will be implemented at a local or national level. The IAU100 Task Force will provide seed money support not exceeding 2500 EUR for IAU100 Special Projects.

This is a great opportunity for local projects to expand further. Read more about the IAU100 at: and more details of the call at:

Submission deadline is on 23:59 CEST, 15 June 2018.