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African Leadership Congress 2018

OAD was invited to the 2018 African Leadership Congress on  on space science and technology for sustainable development in Abuja, Nigeria. It was a 3-Day Regional Conference To Promote Cooperation Among The African Countries In The Use Of Space Science And Technology. The theme was ‘Implementation Of The African Space Policy …

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SciDataCon 2018: Digital Frontiers of Global Science’

The OAD hosted a session entitled “From Galaxies to the Global Goals: using data skills for development” at SciDataCon in Gaborone, Botswana during 5-8 November 2018. The first panel discussion focussed on methodology transfer between astronomy and other sciences (e.g. medicine, economics) while the second session looked at various aspects …

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IAU General Assembly 2018

The XXXth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union Vienna was held from August 20-31, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. For 2 weeks, the astronomy community from around the world gathered to discuss science, outreach, education, development in addition to administrative and business meetings.  Exhibition space: The OAD team was present at …

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IAU General Assembly: FM15

The 30th IAU General Assembly (GA) was held from 20-31 August 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The OAD organized the Focus Meeting 15 (FM15) on Astronomy for Development. More than 400 participants registered for FM15 which was held over 6 sessions between Tuesday 28th August and Friday 31st August 2018.  The IAU General …

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CAP Conference 2018

Communicating Astronomy with the Public conference (CAP) 2018 was held from March 24-28 in Fukuoka, Japan. More than 400 participants from 53 countries participated in one of the largest CAP conferences ever. The OAD was represented by Dr Wanda Diaz-Merced and Ramasamy Venugopal. Dr. Merced gave a keynote on “Human …

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OAD Awards at Science Forum South Africa 2017

At the Science Forum South Africa 2017, the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, presented awards of recognition to Phil Charles, Patricia Whitelock, Khotso Mokhele, and Kevin Govender, for their contributions in South Africa being selected as the host of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development.  The recorded …

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Science Forum South Africa 2017

The OAD participated in the 2017 Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) in Pretoria, South Africa. SFSA aims to create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation in society and promote international STI partnerships. The third SFSA was held from 7 – 8 December …

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