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2017

Assessing our impact

By Vanessa McBride & Eli Grant, Office of Astronomy for Development The Office of Astronomy for Development has funded over 100 projects run by enthusiastic astronomers and science communicators with a view to using astronomy to make the world a better place. But, how do we know our projects have …

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Science for Development

It is important to note that the OAD forms part of a broader conversation around science-for-development. In exploring the world of “astronomy for development” it is ever more clear that all sciences have significant contributions that can be made in order to achieve global development goals. It is only through …

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How Astronomy Influenced the Energy Sector

In this guest blog, Megan Ray Nichols explores some ways in which developments in Astronomy and space have influenced the energy sector Modern astronomy has roots dating back to the earliest cultures on Earth and, although we have high-tech tools and gadgetry that make it possible to study the science without …

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update: News articles

These are some of the news articles produced during a single week of the meeting of the Brazilian Astronomical Society, earlier this month. University news, announcing the event: http://jornal.usp.br/ciencias/ciencias-exatas-e-da-terra/evento-da-sociedade-astronomica-brasileira-reune-estrelas-da-area/   National TV report on the launch of the Brazilian Society for Astrobiology, that happened during our meeting: http://tvcultura.com.br/videos/62508_jornal-da-cultura-1-edicao-07-09-2017.html   Veja, …

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Space Awareness Workshop

International Workshop on Space Education Addressed by Ethiopian State Minister of Science and Technology His Excellency, the Ethiopian State Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Afework Kassu addressed a gathering of officials, dignitaries, education experts and teachers from Africa and Europe on October 7, 2017 in Addis Ababa. It marked …

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Aerospace Advances Inspired by Astronomy

In this guest blog, Megan Ray Nichols explores some ways in which developments in Astronomy and space have made their way into the aerospace sector Of all the flights that people take, none top the flights into space, whether to launch humans or satellites that peer into our univese. Such work has …

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Data and Development

The OAD is engaging with development economists from the RESEP centre (Research on Socio-Economic Policy) at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. ReSEP is a group of researchers in the Department of Economics that has a long term research focus on issues of poverty, income distribution, social mobility, economic development and social policy.  Through a series …

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Astronomy in Everyday Life

What has Astronomy ever done for you? In this guest blog, Megan Ray Nichols explores some ways in which developments in Astronomy and space have made their way into everyday life Astronomy is the study of space and everything that encompasses. Astronomers do not always have their heads in the clouds. They …

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