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Science Forum South Africa 2016

The Science Forum South Africa aims To create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation in society and To promote international science, technology and innovation partnerships.  Science Forum South Africa 2016 was held on 8-9 December at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. It …

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South East Asian Astronomy Network (SEAAN 2016) meeting

The Southeast Asia Astronomical Network (SEAAN) with its aim to strengthen the research work and education activities among its ten member countries. The SEAAN organises its annual meeting whose purpose is to bring together people working in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics research and education from the entire SEA region and …

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SAASTEC 2016 Conference

The annual Southern African Association of Science & Technology Centers SAASTEC conference was held in Richard’s Bay, South Africa. SAASTEC is the primary gathering of the community of stakeholders engaged in science activities in the region – including but not limited to science centers, museums, outreach teams at universities and …

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Wanda Diaz at White House Frontiers Conference

OAD post-doctoral researcher, Dr Wanda Diaz, was invited to the White House Frontiers Conference hosted by US President Obama in Pittsburg, USA. Co-hosted with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the conference explored the future of innovation in the US and around the world. Wanda’s speech on “Making Space …

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First Workshop on Astronomy Inclusion

The IAU Working Group 3: Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion organized the first workshop on Astronomy Beyond the Common Senses for Accessibility and Inclusion in conjunction with the LARIM meeting in Colombia. The workshop was attended by educators, astronomers and other experts in inclusive education. Dr Wanda Diaz-Merced, OAD researcher, served as …

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Astronomy for Development Workshop: LARIM 2016

The Andean Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (ROAD) organized a workshop on the theme of ‘Astronomy for Development‘ at the Latin American Regional IAU Meeting LARIM 2016 in Colombia. The Andean ROAD gathers 20+ institutions in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Its coordinators are hosted at three collaborating …

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Keynote: International Conference on Research Infrastructures

OAD Director Kevin Govender delivered the keynote address at the International Conference on Research Infrastructures, an international forum to encourage cooperation on research infrastructures domain. ICRI2016 was organized in Cape Town from 3 to 5 October 2016, by the South African Department of Science and Technology and the European Commission …

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Mini Maker Faire 2016

A team from the OAD participated in the 2016 Cape Town Mini Maker Faire, which was held at the Cape Town Science Center from 26-28 August. The Maker Faire is an international movement that brings together those who build, design, think and innovate to produce fascinating products that might change …

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