ÖGAA is the association of important Austrian astronomical institutions and individuals who have set themselves the goal of promoting and disseminating astronomy and astrophysics in research, teaching and the public. Furthermore, the ÖGAA sees itself as the nationwide point of contact for society, politics, business and the media and coordinates the common concerns of Austrian astronomers.
ÖGAA is an affiliated organization of the European Astronomical Society and partner of the German-speaking Astronomical Society. Thus, the ÖGAA also represents the interests of Austrian astronomy in the European context.
All professional and a large number of popular education institutions are already members of ÖGAA. Well over 200 individuals from astronomical research and related areas as well as dedicated representatives of popular education and amateur astronomy, guarantee the broad Austria-wide basis of the ÖGAA.