Research Opportunities for Amateur Astronomers

Calling all Amateur Astronomers,

The newly launched International Astronomical Union (IAU) Pro-Am Research Collaboration (PARC) initiative promotes and facilitates research initiatives between amateur and professional astronomers. We invite amateur astronomers from around the world to visit the PARC web portal, explore the “Active Projects”, and sign up to participate in those that are of interest to you.

PARC Web Portal LINK - Working Group: Professional-Amateur Relations in Astronomy | IAU

Please note that new projects will be added as they are proposed by professional astronomers and approved, so be sure to visit the PARC web portal regularly to explore new opportunities.

In addition to these research opportunities, the first PARC workshop will take place in person in Mumbai, India, December 1-3, 2023. This is a great opportunity for amateurs to learn about new projects, tools and techniques, and to meet other amateurs and professionals interested in research collaborations. Please visit the link below for more information and to register for the meeting.

PARC Meeting LINK: Pro Am 2023 Meeting

Thank you so very much for your time and consideration, and please share this invitation with others who may be interested. We are looking forward to your participation! If you have any questions, please direct them to Tim Spuck at or Aniket Sule at

Best wishes,

Tim Spuck, Pro-Am Working Group Co-Chair

Aniket Sule, Pro-Am Working Group Co-Chair

Tim Spuck

Director of Education and Public Engagement

Associated Universities Inc.

Suite 730

1400 16th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

PHONE: (202) 462-5285


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