IAU 386 Symposium

The IAU356 symposium on “Dark Sky and Astronomical Heritage in Boosting Astro-tourism around the World” will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 13-17 Nov 2023.

The IAU386 symposium focuses on presenting research findings and sharing experiences to enhance the preservation and utilization of dark skies, discussing mechanisms for boosting Astro-tourism worldwide, and exploring strategies for utilizing and investing in untapped dark sky areas around the world.

The symposium also includes various side events beyond scientific deliberations, such as the African Planetarium Workshop (APAW), capacity-building and awareness creation training on ‘Dark Sky and Astro-tourism’ for stakeholders in the tourism industry, as well as for decision-makers and policy-makers. Public lectures will also be part of the program.

The deadline for registration is October 15, 2023.


Please visit the IAU386 website and register: https://iau386.essti.gov.et/
For African Planetarium Workshop (APAW): The registration form is here:
and the updated announcement here:


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