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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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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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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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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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