Category Archives: 2018

update: Highlights from workshop

The second edition of the Kathmandu Astrophysics School has seen the participation of 25 undergraduate and graduate Nepali (19) and international (6) students, with maximal gender diversity (12 females and 13 males).  Students and faculty stayed in the Lakeside area of town, and classes were kindly hosted on the Prithvi Narayan Campus. The program was intensive but […]

Nature Astronomy Focus – Astronomy for development

Nature Astronomy has published a selection of News and Comment articles focusing on Astronomy in Africa. (use the links below to view them outside of the paywall)   Editorial   The potential of astronomy for socioeconomic development in Africa by the team at the Office of Astronomy for Development and Tawanda Chinghoza   UK aid for […]

update: astronomy activities

Between May 28 to June 10, 2018, the project will conduct, on different islands of Cape Verde, educational and cultural activities related to astronomy, such as courses for teachers, sessions for students and public observations of the sky and the sun.   Starry Nights in Cape Verde – Astronomy in the West African Islands is a […]

Using Astronomy for Development

What is Astronomy for Development? A short introduction on how astronomy can influence society and how the tools of astronomy are being applied to solve challenges in food production, wildlife conservation, urban planning etc. Examples from projects funded by the OAD as well as other projects such as the STFC Food Network+ You may download […]