Monthly Archives: March 2018

First Announcement

After the success of the First Arab Winter School for astrophysics (FAWSA) on 2017 in Marrakech and the Second Arab Winter School for Astrophysics (AWSA-II) on 2018 in Ifrane, Morocco, we are pleased to announce the Third ArAS School for Astrophysics (ArAS SfA-3) that will be held in Beirut, Lebanon from 12 to 18 November 2018.  Website: Deadline: June 15, […]

update: Coding workshops

The Cosmic Code: First Contact is a project that aims to introduce coding within an astronomy setting to the rural communities of Zululand (and beyond!). The CosCode programme includes introductory coding workshops using Scratch and Python, all run on Raspberry Pi’s. Various accessories and sensors were combined with the Raspberry Pi’s, allowing for a robotics’ […]

update: press publicity and videos

Inspired by the discovery of the remarkable TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, an astrophysicist, a musician, and an astrophysicist/musician decided to explore what happens when the rhythms and harmonies of astronomical systems are translated into music so they can be heard by human ears. The result is SYSTEM Sounds, a collection of music and animations generated by […]

European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development Launched

On 26 February 2018, the European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (ROAD) was brought into existence at a signing ceremony at Leiden University in the Netherlands. It was preceded by a ceremonial address by Grace Naledi Pandor, South African Minister of Science and Technology. The occasion also marked the appointment of the Minister as […]