Monthly Archives: June 2014

Announcement from Organisers

Dear all, I am pleased to announce the Special Astronomy Summer School (SASS) 2014, Organized by National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) and its Centre for Basic Space Science (CBSS), Nsukka, in collaboration with University of Toronto (UT) Canada, Canadian Institute for theoretical Astrophysics, Canada, IAU OAD Cape Town, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, UT, […]

Experience evaluation of OAD process

Brief experience evaluation: Athanasios Taramopoulos, Project leader of the OAD funded project “Astronomical Measurements in Ancient Greece” To the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development: Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on the initiative to spread Astronomy to ordinary people, school and university students. It is a really amazing science and draws everybody’s attention and excitement. […]

Developing Astronomy in Nigeria

My Two Weeks (April 24 – May 6, 2014) Visit to University of Cape Town and South African Observatory (SAAO) by Dr. Romanus Eze, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I first visited Bloemfontein, where I presented a paper titled “Suzaku Observations of Fe_Kalpha line in some Hard X-ray Emitting Symbiotic Stars […]

The Raspberry Pi at the OAD

Today we speak about the Raspberry Pi. In the Computing world the Raspberry Pi has been the talk of the town for a while – actually for the last year or so. What is it? The Raspberry Pi is definitely not a piece of cake but a small credit card size fully functional computer which […]