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Webinar: Dialog on the role of astronomy in the COVID-19 era

    NARIT Live: A Dialogue on the Role of Astronomy in the COVID-19 Era NARIT Live: A Dialogue on the Role of Astronomy in the COVID-19 Eraเสวนาออนไลน์ บทบาทของดาราศาสตร์ไทยในยุคโควิด Posted by NARIT สถาบันวิจัยดาราศาสตร์แห่งชาติ on Monday, 24 August 2020

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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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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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Xinchang planetarium – Astronomy & Society Development

OAD Director Kevin Govender was invited to attend the South Africa-China Astronomy Bilateral meeting in Shanghai. A workshop on Astronomy for Development was held during which a special planetarium and science museum themed “Astronomy & Society Development” was opened in Xinchang. Xinchang Astronomical Science and Technology Museum Promo (English)

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Astrodev Workshop at DARA Annual Meeting

Dr. Vanessa McBride attended the Development in Africa through Radio Astronomy (DARA) annual network meeting and Steering Committee meeting in South Africa. She presented a workshop on how to design development projects. The DARA student cohort will be submitting proposals for development projects in AVN countries. The OAD will coordinate …

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OAD presentation at NRF South Africa

OAD’s Dr Vanessa McBride and Kevin Govender gave a staff presentation at the headquarters of the South African National Research Foundation in Pretoria. They talked about the work of the OAD, the African Astronomical Society, and the IAU General Assembly in 2024 which will be hosted for the first time …

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Data Science for Development conference

Dr. Vanessa McBride and Kevin Govender participated at the Data Science for Development conference hosted by UCT e-Research. The conference focused on exploring the practice, principles and opportunities of data science for development. Vanessa presented the work on the OAD’s data science toolkit. Presentation: Astronomy as a platform for data skills …

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Astronomy in Africa business meeting

The Astronomy in Africa Business meeting was hosted at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town on 25-26 March 2019. The meeting focused on strategy, policy, and governance issues related to the field and plan the future of astronomy on the continent. It also relaunched the African Astronomical Society …

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