Monthly Archives: May 2021

Article in The Conversation: COVID-19 budget pressures threaten curiosity-driven science

COVID-19 budget pressures threaten curiosity-driven science. That’s a bad thing Vanessa McBride, International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy for Development Management of the COVID-19 pandemic has governments around the world walking a delicate tightrope between containing the spread of the virus and the interactions required to sustain daily living. Economies and national budgets have been […]

OAD Project Releases First Astronomy Kids Video in Urdu

Kainaat Kids, which produces astronomy videos in Urdu aimed at kids 10-16 years, released its first video last week. The videos will cover basic concepts of the science of astronomy, many of which are part of the science curriculum in Pakistan (and other places). They will also have subtitles to help kids who speak other […]

Second OruMbya Workshop

Second workshop of the OruMbya (Orum: sky in Yorubá; and Mbya: Brazilian Guarani ethnicity) project to celebrate Astronomy as the fuel of life, in which the stories of the stars are preserved in the resilience of people from 3 different continents.

IAU Announcement of 2021 Call for Proposals

The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has released its 2021 Call for Proposals for projects that aim to use astronomy to support and advance sustainable development. The mission of the OAD is to promote astronomy, including its practitioners, skills and infrastructures, as a tool for sustainable development globally. The annual Call for Proposals […]