Category Archives: 2016

Astronomy for Development Workshop: LARIM 2016

The Andean Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (ROAD) organized a workshop on the theme of ‘Astronomy for Development‘ at the Latin American Regional IAU Meeting LARIM 2016 in Colombia. The Andean ROAD gathers 20+ institutions in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Its coordinators are hosted at three collaborating institutions: Universidad de Los Andes […]

Keynote: International Conference on Research Infrastructures

OAD Director, Kevin Govender, delivered the keynote address at the International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2016), an international forum to encourage cooperation on research infrastructures domain. ICRI2016 was organized in Cape Town from 3 to 5 October 2016, by the South African Department of Science and Technology and the European Commission The overall objective […]


There is no formal teaching of Astronomy in the Haitian educational system. During spring 2016 Teuben taught a one week 1-credit class “Python and Astronomy” at ESIH, instrumental for operating the planned all-sky telescope. This master class also included an exam. Students were raging enthusiastic, and were eager to continue this study. All materials are available on github. Teuben […]

Mini Maker Faire 2016

A team from the OAD participated in the 2016 Cape Town Mini Maker Faire, which was held at the Cape Town Science Center from 26-28 August. The Maker Faire is an international movement that brings together those who build, design, think and innovate to produce fascinating products that might change the world. Drawing robots, drones […]

Update: Kit design and prototypes

Astronomy with all senses is a traveling exhibition specially designs for people with physical disadvantages in order to let them know about astronomy and other space science to inspire them with the wonders of the universe. However, is also a wonderful material for being used with people who has normal abilities because let them know […]