Monthly Archives: May 2022

IAU OAD Newsletter #29 January-March 2022

Cover image of the OAD newsletter

The IAU OAD has published its latest newsletter for the January to March 2022 period. Highlights in the newsletter: 2022 Annual Call for Proposals Deadline: May 31 Resources to organize your own Astro4dev hackathon Astrophotography contest by the IAU Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE) Telescopes for All competition by the IAU Office for Astronomy […]

Webinar: 2022 OAD Call for Proposals

The OAD will be organizing a webinar on its 2022 call for proposals on Friday, May 20 at 1400 UTC. The session is targeted at anyone interested in applying for the annual call for proposals. Participants will given a brief introduction to astronomy-for-development and provided information on the call. The OAD’s review panel members will […]

Big Data Mini-School and Hackathon in Mauritius

big data hackathon Mauritius

DARA Big Data, in conjunction with the University of Mauritius (UOM), IAU OAD and IDIA, are organising a Big Data School and Hackathon event, from June 21-24 on campus at the UOM. The event will feature presentations from industry experts, tutorials in data science and machine learning and a sentiment analysis hackathon where participants can […]

‘Cosmic Perspective’ Builds First Portable Planetarium in Pakistan

The goals of Development Through Astronomy in Pakistan (DAP) were to provide quality STEM education, reduce gender inequality, raise awareness about environmental crises, and promote peace and equality in Pakistan. The team founded Pakistan’s first astronomy education and entertainment social enterprise called Cosmic Perspective. Cosmic Perspective was incubated in the National Incubation Center Lahore’s 3rd […]

Brazilian Project Brings Together Astronomy, Indigenous Knowledge, and Culture

Logo of OruMbya project on astronomy and afro, indigenous culture in Brazil

OruMbya (Orum, sky in Yorubá, and Mbya, a Brazilian Guarani ethnicity) is a pilot project to celebrate Astronomy as a fuel of life, in which the stories of the stars preserved in the resilience of people from three different continents have been shared over months, through scientific-cultural activities focused on the dissemination of knowledge, promotion […]