Monthly Archives: October 2016

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 Exploration Accessible to All” talked […]

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 the chair of the scientific […]

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 institutions: Universidad de Los Andes […]

Keynote: International Conference on Research Infrastructures

OAD Director, Kevin Govender, delivered the keynote address at the International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2016), 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 The overall objective […]