Monthly Archives: February 2021

Astronomy Themed Scientific Box Helps Mongolian Students

Astronomy Themed Scientific Box

An astronomy-themed “Scientific box” was developed and distributed to school students and teachers in remote areas of Mongolia. The box, developed by university students and amateur astronomers, included handouts, video talks, presentations and lessons, which served as STEM education tools for the classroom. School teachers helped to distribute the scientific box to students and families […]

Astronomy Citizen Science Engages Students During COVID-19

astronomy citizen science

An astronomy citizen science project trained students to classify images as part of a SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) program. The aim was to address students’ lack of academic engagement during school and university closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the citizen science project is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence […]

SA FM show: “As the world changes, science does too”

OAD’s Kevin Govender talks on South African radio about Science 4.0 and the changes afoot. Link to download audio: As the world changes, science does too This show was based on the article written in The Conversation by Kevin Govender, Director, International Astronomical Union Office of Astronomy for Development and Carolina Odman, Associate Professor, University […]