Monthly Archives: March 2021

OAD Signs MoU with International Virtual Observatory Alliance

Logo of the International Virtual Observatory Alliance

The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA). Both the OAD and IVOA realize that astronomical data and technology have the potential to be applied in various fields to benefit society. Both are motivated to use astronomical data for education, development and public […]

Results of the 2020 Call for Proposals

The IAU’s Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) is pleased to announce the results of its 2020 call for proposals, with 21 projects selected to receive funding in 2021. These projects, which will address global challenges using astronomy-related innovations, include: online astronomy programmes in Indonesia and India; development of astronomy video content to be used […]

Pan-African School for Emerging Astronomers

The Pan-African School for Emerging Astronomers (PASEA) is an innovative short course for African university students, held by an African-led international collaboration. PASEA aims to build a critical mass of astronomers in Africa and exchange ideas about teaching across continents. PASEA was previously the West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers (WAISSYA) which was […]

Astrostays- Community-Driven Astrotourism for Creating Sustainable Livelihoods: Presentation at IDA conference 2020

In this presentation given at the 2020 International Dark-Sky Association Conference, Sonal Asgotraa from Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) discussses Astrostays, a community-driven astrotourism model that puts communities at the heart and center of the tourism model. The program is aimed at empowering and strengthening communities by diversifying economic bases and creating new opportunities for livelihood […]