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2017

Final report

Looking …Up! Astronomy for All”1 aimed to promote inclusive astronomy education and to highlight the need of integrate innovative teaching of the Astronomy in the Curriculum. The key projects tasks, towards this objectives, were: creating, printing and disseminating educational posters and promotional material, Open Days: open to public Observational Days …

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Final report

GATA Challenge brought together groups of amateurs and professional astronomers and computer programmers, designers, storywriters etc to develop technological applications that support astronomical cultural content in Arabic language. The project invited inter-disciplinary teams for an open competition to innovate on a technological means. About 100 applications were received from which 12 teams …

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Final report

Madagascar Astronomy Python Workshop (MadaAstroPy) was a Python programming workshop for scientific postgraduate students in the field of physics / mathematics / engineering and particularly targeted for astrophysics students in Antananarivo, Madagascar for the first time. The workshop was held at the Institute & Observatory of Geophysics in Antananarivo (IOGA) within …

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OAD Awards at Science Forum South Africa 2017

At the Science Forum South Africa 2017, the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, presented awards of recognition to Phil Charles, Patricia Whitelock, Khotso Mokhele, and Kevin Govender, for their contributions in South Africa being selected as the host of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development.  The recorded …

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Science Forum South Africa 2017

The OAD participated in the 2017 Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) in Pretoria, South Africa. SFSA aims to create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation in society and promote international STI partnerships. The third SFSA was held from 7 – 8 December …

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