News links featuring the OAD

Below are some links to online news articles featuring the work of the OAD. This list is certainly not exhaustive – a work-in-progress – and a web search will bring you much more…

NPR, How can we hear the stars?

IAUIAU Meeting with EU Commissioner

Introductions Necessary, Wanda Diaz-Merced

El Tiempo (Spanish), Escuche el maravilloso sonido de las estrellas (an interview with Dr Wanda Diaz)

El Tiempo (Spanish), Primer taller internacional de Astronomía para la inclusión (First workshop on Astronomy Inclusion)

Hermanus Times, Reach for the stars, says scientist

How a blind Astronomer found a way to hear the stars, TED Talk by Dr Wanda Diaz-Merced

Astronomy & Geophysics Journal, Q & A with Kevin Govender

SABC News, Interview of OAD Director Kevin Govender and SAAO Head of Communications Thembela Mantungwa

Gov.UK ,”Celebrating UK/SA Science Excellence”

Edinburgh Science Festival, “2016 Edinburgh Medal Celebrates Astronomy”

South African Government News Agency, “S African scoops Edinburgh Medal”

EurekAlert, “IAU receives prestigious Edinburgh Medal”

IOL, South Africa, “Edinburgh medal for SA astronomer”

SpaceRef, “International Astronomical Union Receives Prestigious Edinburgh Medal”

Fin24 Tech, South Africa, “South African wins global science prize”

Cape Times, South Africa“The Cape Town Science Centre introduces its exhibits through Braille”

The Guardian, Nigeria, “NASRDA makes Astronomy history”

Media INAF (Italian), on the IAU General Assembly 2015 and signing of agreements for new Regional Offices

Spaceref, “IAU Signs Agreements for Five New Coordinating Offices of Astronomy for Development”

Pravda (Portuguese), on the signing of the Portuguese Language Expertise Centre

Engineeringnet (Dutch), on the IAU General Assembly 2015 including mention of the OAD

EurekAlert, “IAU signs agreements for 5 new coordinating offices of astronomy for development”

Publico (Portuguese), on the IAU General Assembly and Portuguese Language Expertise Centre

Nigerian Guardian, “Nigeria joins global Astronomy Network”

IAU General Assembly-2015 Newspaper, “Developments in the Office of Astronomy for Development”

AERAP, African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP) welcomes 2015 as the European year for development”

Scientific American, “Making Astronomy accessible for the visually impaired” by a close friend of the OAD, Wanda Diaz, who leads the AstroSense project

AfricanBrains, “Zambia hosts Southern African Regional Office of Astronomy for Development”

Addis Fortune, “Ethiopia to Become Regional Astronomical Hub with New Development Office”

Newspoint Africa, “International Astronomical Union to soon have East African Regional Office in Ethiopia”, “International Astronomical Union to open Regional Office in Ethiopia”

Zegabi, East Africa News, “Ethiopia to Host Regional International Astronomical Union office”

Engineering News, “Ethiopia to host East African IAU Astronomy for Development office”

All Africa, “Ethiopia to Host East African International Astronomical Union Office of Astronomy for Development”

Eyewitness News, “Ethiopia hosts IAU Astronomy office”

CNN, “Africa’s super telescopes will inspire science boom” (contribution by OAD Director), “Horizon 2020 ‘should include funding for outreach activities” (interview with OAD Director)

Space Daily, “IAU Global Office Of Astronomy For Development Launched”

Scidev.netSouth Africa-hosted astronomy office to push development”