Category Archives: 2015

IAU General Assembly 2015

The OAD shared a booth with the Office of Astronomy Outreach at the IAU General Assembly 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii. For two weeks, we coordinated all our activities from the stand. It acted as the meeting point for our global network and for several Astronomy for Development discussions. Our team, along with the OAO, explained the […]

Beyond the niche: how AuthorAID has expanded my academic horizons

Five years ago, I made the life-changing decision to resign from my comfortable academic position at the University of Sheffield, a well‐respected university in the north of England, and move to the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University. Then, as now, my research focused on “star clusters”, which are the observational foundation […]

South African Budget Vote Exhibition 2015

The OAD was invited to the 2015 South African Budget Vote Exhibition held in Cape Town. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) announced its key priorities for the 2015/2016 financial year at the annual Budget Vote. Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor toured the exhibit area. The OAD team, given space at the NRF booth, briefly talked […]

Astronomy for Development: Roadmap towards impact

It is the time of the Global Astronomy Month (GAM 2015). Kevin has written what has now become the annual OAD blog for GAM. This year’s blog “reflects on the future with a focus on how the OAD intends to make an impact in the long term”. Read the complete blog at: