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The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) telescope in Sutherland, South Africa

Impact of Astronomical Facilities on Local Development – Perspectives from Sutherland: An OAD Report

Authors: Tawanda Chingozha, Economics PhD Candidate (Stellenbosch University), OAD Fellow. He is Zimbabwean. Amidou Sorgho, Astro-physics PhD Candidate (University of Cape Town), OAD Fellow. He is Burkinabè. Estefany san Andreas, Socio-Cultural Anthropologist with studies in Jungian Psychology, OAD Fellow. She is Ecuadorian. Amelia Hankel, BSc Physics (with astronomy focus) & BA …

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Science for Development Workshop Summary

as published on the website of the Academy of Science of SouthAfrica Workshop website The Science for Development Workshop hosted by the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) Office of Astronomy for Development (the OAD) and the International Science Council’s (ISC) Regional Office for Africa (ROA) and supported by the Department of …

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Italy suffers a lack of policy/infrastructure for impaired people, often marginalised, thus increasing the gap with non-impaired people who also miss an enrichment which is only possible through true interaction with people each other. Astronomy shows us how small Planet Earth is. For visually impaired, it is difficult to visualize …

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By this project Irkutsk Regional Astronomical Organisation (IRAO) and Irkutsk Planetarium (IP) will make the school subject of astronomy more practical, find and inspire the amateur astronomers and give the people a chance to look at the night sky. All these serve the socio-economic development of the remote territories and …

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The project will deliver astronomy lectures, games, and do-it-yourself astronomy equipment to young kids. Due to voluminous number of kids who belong below the poverty line, we are aiming to cater about 300 kids for 3batches, in three different places, aged 7-10 years old who are living in the slums …

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Like other STEM fields, astronomy suffers from under-representation of women and minorities and lack of role models to inspire the next generation of astronomers, including Lebanon.   The project core is a platform called She Speaks Science www.shespeaksscience.com, that aims to make science accessible and promotes women in STEM, one …

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