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Karoo Futures: Astronomy & its impacts

This symposium marks the launch of the special issue ‘Karoo Futures: Astronomy in place and space’ of the Journal of Southern African Studies. The special issue is the result of an interdisciplinary dialogue between scholars in the social sciences and humanities on astronomy in South Africa, and particularly South Africa’s …

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DARA Astro4Dev projects

The DARA Big Data program funded astronomy-for-development projects in the DARA countries in 2018. Proposals were invited from DARA students and the top proposals from each country were funded for implementation. The following projects were selected for funding in 2018. Botswana: Women in STEM There is a shortage of women …

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Africa-EU collaborations

In April 2018, a special session (#23) held at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science in Liverpool highlighted African-Europe collaborations in Astronomy and Space Science. The session, organised by Mirjana Pović (ESSTI) and Vanessa McBride (OAD) comprised two invited presentations and fourteen short contributed talks to give a …

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IAU General Assembly 2015

The OAD will coordinate a Focus Meeting (FM20) at the 2015 IAU General Assembly titled “Astronomy for Development.” The meeting has been scheduled for 13-14 August 2015. Please visit www.astronomy2015.org for more information on the venue, registration and abstract submission. Overview This Focus Meeting is about the global developmental impact …

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