Author Archives: Ram Venugopal

Astrostays in World Travel & Tourism Council Blog

Sonal Asgotraa, Project manager of Astrostays, writes about the project for the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). As nature-based tourism emerges strongly in a post-COVID world, astro-tourism presents immense opportunities to create positive social, economic and conservation benefits. Astro-tourism is a form of experiential tourism that encompasses travelling for astronomy related experiences – ranging […]

OAD Director Featured as a Career Hero by National Schools Observatory, UK

OAD Director, Kevin Govender, has been featured as a Career Hero and Space Science Influencer by the National Schools Observatory, UK. In the Careers section of their website, NSO include profiles of a number of leaders and research scientists in positions of influence at unviersities and other institutions. They emphasize that scientists not only require […]

Inaugural Event of the OruMbya project

The International Journey between Afro, indigenous and astronomy cultures: OruMbya (Orum: sky in Yorubá; and Mbya: Brazilian Guarani ethnicity) is a pilot 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. The project will carry out five […]

OAD Grant Enables Resumption of Academic Activities at Burkina University

Burkina Faso university

The Protect Our Stars project supported a Burkina Faso university in setting up the necessary conditions for the resumption of academic activities while protecting students and staff. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the health system, the economy and especially the educational sector in countries like Burkina Faso. In order to support the university in the […]