The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has set up the Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) in partnership with the National Astronomical Observatory
of Japan (NAOJ) based in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan since 2012. This office is responsible for
IAU international outreach campaigns. The aim of IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO)
is to make easier for the public to access information about our Universe and astronomy
events, while building networks to support and disseminate this information to the amateur
astronomy and public outreach communities.