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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 […]

Results of Extraordinary Call for COVID-related Proposals

In a world becoming increasingly detached from science, COVID-19 has underscored the critical nature of the scientific process and its place in the community. While medical and health-related sciences are directly involved in fighting the pandemic, other fields are finding their own ways to contribute by tackling the social and economic fallout. Among these efforts, […]