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update: Festivalitos de Astronomía, Cundinamarca 2018

The Association of Astronomy of Colombia – ASASAC, with the support and commitment of Colsubsidio, CILABS, the National University of Colombia and the International Astronomical Union conducted the Festivalitos de Astronomía program. It is worth highlighting the impact generated to children, youth and adults who for the first time access …

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update: Musicalizations

SYSTEM Sounds has created music from astronomical systems and data. Below is some of their work. Project website The motion of the solar system’s terrestrial planets is converted into musical pitches and rhythms   2. Saturn’s rings are converted into musical notes. Visit system-sounds.com/saturn-harp for an interactive version   3. The Sound …

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Nature Astronomy Focus – Astronomy for development

Nature Astronomy has published a selection of News and Comment articles focusing on Astronomy in Africa. (use the links below to view them outside of the paywall)   Editorial   The potential of astronomy for socioeconomic development in Africa by the team at the Office of Astronomy for Development and Tawanda …

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Using Astronomy for Development

What is Astronomy for Development? A short introduction on how astronomy can influence society and how the tools of astronomy are being applied to solve challenges in food production, wildlife conservation, urban planning etc. Examples from projects funded by the OAD as well as other projects such as the STFC …

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update: Kathmandu Astrophysics School announcement

Kathmandu Astrophysics School (KAS2018) Date: June 10-17, 2018 Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal Participants will be introduced to basic concepts and computational techniques in astrophysics and cosmology. Lectures will be combined with hands-on projects, professional development and networking, with the goal of mentoring advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students to …

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