OAD Workshop Presentations

Final Programme and links to Presentations from the OAD Workshop

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You may view videos of the presentations which were broadcast on ustream

You may also download the updated list of participants and the group photo

Sunday 11 December 2011:

17:00 Registration (Nuhaah Solomon)
18:00 Evening social function at the SAAO

Monday 12 December 2011 (Theme: Brainstorm!):

08:30 Coffee and registration
09:00 Welcome and Purpose of Workshop (Kevin Govender)
09:15 IAU Strategic Plan and OAD (George Miley)
09:45 Task force: Astronomy for the Public (Chair: Megan Donahue)

11:00 Break
11:30 Task force: Astronomy for Universities and Research (Chair: George Miley)

13:00 Lunch
14:00 Task force: Astronomy for Children and Schools (Chair: Carolina Odman-Govender)

15:30 Break
16:00 Organisational Involvement (Chair: Patricia Whitelock)

17:20 Summary and Closure (Kevin Govender)
17:30 Networking/Free time
17:40 Screening of 50 minute video on Galileomobile (optional) Maria Dasi Espuig
18:30 Supper

Tuesday 13 December 2011 (Theme: Structure!):

08:30 Coffee and late registrations

09:05 Brief review of OAD + IAU Strategic plan + breakaway instructions (Kevin Govender)
09:30 Breakaway discussions on each of the 3 Task ForcesChairs: Mike Simmons (Public), Pedro Russo (Children and Schools), Ed Guinan (Universities and Research)
10:30 Overlap session – allow for movement of people between groups Chairs remain in place
11:00 Break
Feedback from breakaway groups on Task Forces (Chair: Kevin Govender)
11:30 Astronomy for the Public (Mike Simmons)
11:50 Astronomy for Children and Schools (Pedro Russo – 1of2, 2of2)
12:10 Astronomy for Universities and Research (Ed Guinan)
12:30 Open discussion on implementation of Task Forces (Kevin Govender)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Regional Nodes   (Chair: Claude Carignan)

15:30 Break
16:00 Input from regional groups on general implementation of Strategic Plan (Chair: Claude Carignan)
16:30 Open discussion on implementation of Regional Nodes (Chair: Kevin Govender)
17:00 Close
17:30 Packed supper with optional trip around Cape Town

Wednesday 14 December 2011 (Theme: Implementation!):

08:30 Coffee and late registrations
09:00 Fund raising (Chair: Khotso Mokhele)

  • International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Ravi Sheth)
  • International Science Programme of Uppsala University (Ernst van Groningen)
  • Open discussion

09:40 Two most popular talk requests (voted for earlier on whiteboard) (Chair: Kevin Govender)

10:00 Unconference session (breakout groups for most popular topics)
11:00 Break
11:30 Unconference session feedback
12:00 Summary of workshop (Kevin Govender)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Open discussion/additional items decided during workshop/space for networking/early departures
Supper at own arrangements


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