Author Archives: Ram Venugopal

Videos from RECA Mentorship Program in Colombia

The RECA Mentoring program is focused on guiding students in Colombia who are interested in becoming professional astronomers. It aims to provide concise information so that students interested in becoming professional astronomers can plan their professional future. The program connects astronomers in training with advanced astronomers in their careers (mentors) who will advise the student […]

Tiwanakota Archaeoastronomy (Bolivia) Training Workshop by Astro3DBol

The Astro3DBol project is developing educational kits for the teaching of cultural astronomy and archaeoastronomy in the context of the Tiwanakota culture of Bolivia. The project will target educators and those interested in astronomy and the pre-Inca cultures of Bolivia and help them develop a thematic class of Tiwanacota archaeoastronomy. The kits are being developed […]

Project Aims to Preserve Cultural Astronomy of Refugees in Uganda

Possible venue for focus group discussions

The aim of this project is to gather indigenous cultural astronomy, such as local names of celestial bodies and their meanings in day to day lives, from the people at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda. The project will catalogue and provide a formal structure for storing and sharing this knowledge. And it will […]

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 […]