Essential aims of the Commission for Astronomy within the fields of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Physics are
- the coordination of scientific exchange and cooperation on research,
- as well as the transfer of scientific knowledge to the public via Public Outreach
The coordination of scientific exchange with national institutions
(e.g. Österreichische Gesellschaft für Astronomie und Astrophysik ÖGAA)
as well as with international institutions and unions (e.g. International Astronomical Union IAU,
Astronomische Gesellschaft AG, Astronomy & Astrophysics A&A,
European Association for Solar Telescopes EAST) shall be maintained and intensified.
Within the scope of cooperation on research the Commission for Astronomy
aims to establish a scientific network built on the Austrian expertise in Astro- and Space Physics with the
purpose of identifying relevant research topics, which can be put into collaborative proposals by the
scientific working groups of Astrophysics of the University of Vienna, Astro- and Particle Physics of the University of
Innsbruck, Astrophysics of the University of Graz (IGAM), Space Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Graz,
and of Lithospheric Research of the University of Vienna.
The promotion of openness of the society towards Science and Technology
in the above mentioned topics is fostered via Public Outreach (media,
educational institutions, Littrow Lectures, ‘Science goes School’).