Category Archives: 2016


So far, “Development of Astro Tourism in South West Asia” project has been run during 5 months, March-July 2016. We have studied the situation with Astronomical Tourism in the world to extend it to our area with perspective of its development. Astro Tourism is part of the Scientific Tourism. In March-June 2016, a number of visits by […]

TED Talk: How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars

OAD post-doctoral researcher, Dr Wanda Diaz, gave a talk at TEDx Vancouver in Canada. She talked about the sonification techniques that she uses to conduct research and her “dreams of a level scientific playing field” that allows people with disabilities to contribute to the field. Wanda Diaz Merced studies the light emitted by gamma-ray bursts, the most […]

TED talk: How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars

When Wanda Diaz Merced lost her sight in her early 20s, her dreams of studying stars in the visually oriented scientific world suffered a major setback — until she discovered “sonification,” a way to turn huge data sets into audible sound using pitch, duration and other properties. Merced realized that she could use her ears […]

Crowd funding campaign

S.P.A.C.E. (Solving Problems and Cosmic Exploration), running from the Unizulu Science Centre is running a crowd funding campaign. We have tested ties with local schools and communities and partners throughout the region who will work with us on our astronomy initiative, S.P.A.C.E. With current funding, we will be developing resources to promote science and astronomy learning […]