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E-Learning Platform is now LIVE

The online learning platform is now LIVE. Courses are available on the platform for secondary school students and university students. All courses are free and can be accessed upon registration. Developed by NASRDA-CBSS with the support of an OAD grant. E-Learning platform: https://www.nasrdacbss.com/oad-e-learning/ University lectures: https://www.nasrdacbss.com/university-lectures/ Secondary school lectures: https://www.nasrdacbss.com/sec-sch-lectures/ …

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Article on the project and NEPA group

Article in Portuguese (BR) (translated) In the midst of a pandemic, the Center for Teaching and Research in Astronomy at the State University of Amazonas (NEPA / UEA) won the approval of yet another international project financed by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Titled “Covid-19 in Amazonas: Astronomy strikes back!” (Covid-19 in …

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End of Year Message from the OAD, December 2020

10 December 2020   Dear friends, Astronomy is said to be a powerful field because it brings us perspective of our humble place in this grand and beautiful universe. As such it carries the potential to unite human beings “Under One Sky” – to help us put aside our differences …

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Under Other Skies: Astronomy as a Tool to Face COVID-19-Induced Isolation in the Indigenous Village of Aldeia Verde, Brazil

The project team have published an article on the project, the impact of COVID-19, and its ‘rebirth’ in a virtual setting. Published in data-activism.net By Arianna Cortesi, Claudia Magnani, Roberto Romero, Paula C.P. Silva, Sueli Maxakali, Isael Maxakali, Ana Maria R. Gomes OtherSkies, an OAD/IAU-funded project, tackles these questions by …

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Astrostays: Community-Driven Astrotourism for Creating Sustainable Livelihoods: Presentation at IDA conference 2020

In this presentation given at the 2020 International Dark-Sky Association Conference, Sonal Asgotraa from Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) discussses Astrostays, a community-driven astrotourism model that puts communities at the heart and center of the tourism model. The program is aimed at empowering and strengthening communities by diversifying economic bases and …

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World Science Day for Peace and Development 2020

Celebrated each year on 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. The focus …

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Rethinking Human Development- Contribution to the International Science Council Initiative

The International Science Council (ISC) is featuring contributions from the global science community on Rethinking Human Development. This is a joint project with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In this contribution, OAD Director, Kevin Govender, and Prof Carolina Odman at the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy in South …

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