The Astronomy Education Research Charter is a statement from members of the astronomy education research community. It was originally discussed at the 2007 Astronomy Education Research Symposium. A report of the symposium and a call for public participation in its creation was published in this journal (Price et al. 2008, Astronomy Education Review, 6, 130). Participants of the symposium and members of the general public edited this document via an anonymous wiki from January, 2008 to September, 2008. This published version of the document is authored by all contributors to the wiki, who are represented by the coordinator, Aaron Price, and the coordinating organizations: The American Association of Variable Star Observers and the Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University. We consider this an ongoing process, and this is just the first version of this document, which is owned by the community. Further revisions are encouraged via the wiki at (uri: http://aavso.org/astroed/index.php/MaiṉPage). The community is welcome to build on this version through other channels as well. In those cases, the wiki may be a useful resource to publicize further work on the charter.