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African Leadership Congress 2018

OAD was invited to the 2018 African Leadership Congress on  on space science and technology for sustainable development in Abuja, Nigeria. It was a 3-Day Regional Conference To Promote Cooperation Among The African Countries In The Use Of Space Science And Technology. The theme was ‘Implementation Of The African Space Policy …

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SciDataCon 2018: Digital Frontiers of Global Science’

The OAD hosted a session entitled “From Galaxies to the Global Goals: using data skills for development” at SciDataCon in Gaborone, Botswana during 5-8 November 2018. The first panel discussion focussed on methodology transfer between astronomy and other sciences (e.g. medicine, economics) while the second session looked at various aspects …

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Sonification videos and Web apps

The project produced 5 sonification videos in 2018. True Love Waits: http://www.system-sounds.com/true-love-waits/ Jupiter’s Moons: http://www.system-sounds.com/jupiters-moons/ Black Widow Pulsar: http://www.system-sounds.com/black-widow-pulsar/ Play Saturn Harp: http://www.system-sounds.com/saturn-harp/ Play Jupiter’s Moons: https://matt-russo.github.io/systemsounds-apps/jupiters-moons/ Github: https://github.com/matt-russo/systemsounds-apps They have been viewed over 65 000 times on YouTube and were featured on space.com, Virgin Radio, and in The Outline. We …

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update: Activities

We  developed the following activities on the islands of Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Santiago and Fogo: (1) continuing education courses for teachers along the lines of international program Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP); (2) astronomy sessions for students; (3) public activities of observation of the sky and the sun with …

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update: School themes

The preparation for the school is underway ArAS SfA-3 will cover the following fields: Theoretical themes: (i) Star Formation and Nuclear Astrophysics, (ii) Statistical methods for Astronomical Data analysis Writing a proposal: How to write a proposal to obtain observational time in professional telescope Data/Observation: How to get data from …

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update: activities and tactile model production

In this project our goal is to create and distribute educational kits composed of tactile 3D maps of galaxies accompanied by a manual and multimedia material to educators working with BVI students that want to introduce Astronomy concepts in their classrooms, or to astronomers and/or science outreach coordinators that want …

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IAU General Assembly 2018

The XXXth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union Vienna was held from August 20-31, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. For 2 weeks, the astronomy community from around the world gathered to discuss science, outreach, education, development in addition to administrative and business meetings.  Exhibition space: The OAD team was present at …

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