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2020

DARA OAD Big Data Hackathon #1: Zambia

The Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) and DARA Big Data (Development in Africa through Radio Astronomy) in partnership with the Inter-University Institute For DataIntensive Astronomy (IDiA) are organizing a Big Data Hackathon at the University of Zambia (UNZA) on Sep 30 – Oct 01. The theme of this hackathon …

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UN General Assembly side event: Astronomy- a Unique Educational Tool for furthering the SDGs & Stimulating a Global Perspective

The European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (E-ROAD) organised an online Dialogue in the context of the United Nation’s 75th anniversary. Astronomy is an effective tool for international development because it combines fundamental science and cutting-edge technology with culture and inspiration. This is the pioneering mission of the International …

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Translating and Distributing ‘Space Scoop’ to Students in Underprivileged Areas of Pakistan

Target location: Pakistan Target audience: School going children who do not have access to the internet. They are particularly hit hard by the school closures due to the pandemic. Students who belong to distant/underprivileged areas of Pakistan where English medium schools do not exist and their education is primarily in …

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Virtual Classroom Under the sky – PBL with Astronomy

Target location: South America Target audience: Preschool, primary and secundary teachers This meeting of Virtual classroom under the stars is aimed at preschool, primary and secondary teachers, astronomy fans from South America. The meeting aims to share pedagogical and methodological tools for teaching astronomy, through projects to explore and study …

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DIY Universe: A Virtual Science Program for Summer Engagement

Target location: United States but students in any other country can have access to the resources Target audience: Youth, ages 11-18, participating in out-of-school time programs, with a particular focus on groups that are under-represented in STEM (including groups focused on girls), and/or are financially disadvantaged. The Christa McAuliffe Center …

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