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 […]
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 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.
OAD Director Kevin Govender participated in a panel discussion on “A Proposal for an International Year of Planetary Defense” at the 7th IAA Planetary Defense Conference Online Event held on 30 April 2021, hosted by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in collaboration with the European Space Agency.
Webinar: IAU OAD Call for Proposals 2021 The OAD is organizing a webinar on the 2021 call for proposals on Friday, May 14, 1400 UTC (4pm South African time). Anyone planning to submit a proposal is encouraged to attend this 1 hour session. OAD staff will run through the details of the call and explore […]