Category Archives: 2016

Crowd Funding Campaign

“Gaza Ambassadors of Mars” has launched a crowd funding campaign to fund an Astronomy trip for 50 school students between the ages of 8 to13. The students, accompanied by their teachers, will visit Al-Aqsa university where they will be attend lectures and partake in educational activities, including telescope observations. The campaign is raising funds to cover the costs […]

Astronomy should be for all

I am pretty sure that each and every one of us has their own relationship with the discipline of astronomy. According to me, astronomy is quite an interesting discipline of science as it is mind-boggling; it basically broadens one’s curiosity. Coming from a media studies background means that often times I am slightly out of […]

Inaugural Conference of the Portuguese Language Office of Astronomy for Development

Public and media are invited to the inaugural conference of the Portuguese Language Office of Astronomy for Development (PLOAD) that will be held at Centro Cultural de Cascais on the Thursday 5 May 2016, at 14:00 and hosted by Câmara Municipal de Cascais. This gathering will mark the launch of the official website and the […]

Global Astronomy Month (2016) Blog

Astronomy for Development: Recognition and Consolidation On the 30th March 2016, just before the start of GAM2016, the work of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) was recognized through a very special international event in Edinburgh, UK – the award of the 2016 Edinburgh Medal. This award has placed the IAU and the […]

2016 Edinburgh Medal Ceremony

On March 30, the 26th Edinburgh Medal ceremony was held at the Edinburgh City Chambers and presided over by the Lord Provost of the city, Donald Wilson. This year, the award was presented jointly to Kevin Govender, director of Office of Astronomy for Development, and Silvia Torres-Piembert, President of the International Astronomical Union. The Astronomer Royal, […]