Category Archives: 2016


The Sky on Bike is an astronomy outreach programme which aims to introduce the wonders of the night sky to identified groups of economically disadvantaged and uneducated population in Indian villages with the aim to create a scientific temper. We envision telescopes being carried on bicycles, and we’ve zealously named this arrangement as “Sky Bike”. […]


We are happy to report that in general the project has been going quite well and that we were able to implement the project within the proposed time frame and budget. Our partner, the Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics (IIEE) is wonderfully supportive in various sectors of the work. Our home institution, Institut Teknologi Bandung, […]

Gender balance and diversity: Space education workshop

The EU Space Awareness project together with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) organised a training workshop for teachers in space and education. The event was held in Leiden, Netherlands, from 18 to 22 October 2016. As a partner in the Space Awareness project, the OAD participated in the workshop. Sara […]

Wanda Diaz at White House Frontiers Conference

OAD post-doctoral researcher, Dr Wanda Diaz, was invited to the White House Frontiers Conference hosted by US President Obama in Pittsburg, USA. Co-hosted with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the conference explored the future of innovation in the US and around the world. Wanda’s speech on “Making Space Exploration Accessible to All” talked […]

First Workshop on Astronomy Inclusion

The IAU Working Group 3: Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion organized the first workshop on Astronomy Beyond the Common Senses for Accessibility and Inclusion in conjunction with the LARIM meeting in Colombia. The workshop was attended by educators, astronomers and other experts in inclusive education. Dr Wanda Diaz-Merced, OAD researcher, served as the chair of the scientific […]