New Memorandum of Understanding Signed by IAU and UNESCO (image) International Astronomical Union Share Print E-Mail Caption The International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO have have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding at UNESCO's headquarters. The agreement has been concluded in the framework of the thematic initiative Astronomy and World Heritage, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The purpose of the initiative is to reinforce the links between science and culture by highlighting the importance of heritage linked to astronomy. The participants in the signing ceremony included Professor Thierry Montmerle, General Secretary of the International Astronomical Union (IAU, left) and Mr. Kishore Rao, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (right). Credit UNESCO/IAU 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.