Signing of the First of Two New OAD Agreements (image) International Astronomical Union Share Print E-Mail Caption The agreement concerning the first of two pioneering coordinating centers to assist with the IAU's decadal strategic plan and aimed at realizing the societal benefits of astronomy was signed on Tuesday 21 August 2012 by a consortium of institutes: the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA, Peking University), Beijing Planetarium and Yunnan Astronomical Observatory. The center is to be established in the East Asian region in China. Credit IAU/OAD Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.