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Dot Astronomy 9 conference

Astronomy is driven forward by new technology, and today, software is developing more rapidly than it ever has. How can new technologies help astronomical research, education, and outreach? How can new developments in machine learning, web interfaces, and software impact our work? How can new ideas and techniques in education …

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Keynote at Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival

Kevin Govender was one of the keynote speakers at the Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival held from 13-15 October 2017 at Aoraki/Mt.Cook National Park in New Zealand. Kevin talked about the inspiration of the starlit skies to inspire young people to reach their potential through science and education. During this visit he also …

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Space Awareness Workshop

International Workshop on Space Education Addressed by Ethiopian State Minister of Science and Technology His Excellency, the Ethiopian State Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Afework Kassu addressed a gathering of officials, dignitaries, education experts and teachers from Africa and Europe on October 7, 2017 in Addis Ababa. It marked …

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Data and Development

The OAD is engaging with development economists from the RESEP centre (Research on Socio-Economic Policy) at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. ReSEP is a group of researchers in the Department of Economics that has a long term research focus on issues of poverty, income distribution, social mobility, economic development and social policy.  Through a series …

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MEARIM-IV (Middle East and Africa Regional IAU Meeting)

The fourth Middle East and African IAU Regional meeting (MEARIM), was jointly hosted by Entoto Observatory & Research Center(EORC) and East African Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (ROAD-IAU) from 22-25 May 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the theme of “Exploring our Universe for the benefit of Humankind”. The aim …

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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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