Category Archives: 2018

SciDataCon 2018: Digital Frontiers of Global Science’

The OAD hosted a session entitled “From Galaxies to the Global Goals: using data skills for development” at SciDataCon in Gaborone, Botswana during 5-8 November 2018. The first panel discussion focussed on methodology transfer between astronomy and other sciences (e.g. medicine, economics) while the second session looked at various aspects around the structure of astronomy […]

Final report

Project report (PDF) The project was coordinated by the Astronomy Association of Colombia – ASASAC, with the support and commitment of Colsubsidio, CILABS, the National University of Colombia and the International Astronomical Union. It’s worth highlighting the impact generated to children, youth and adults, that for the first time have access to this type of […]

Sonification videos and Web apps

The project produced 5 sonification videos in 2018. True Love Waits: Jupiter’s Moons: Black Widow Pulsar: Play Saturn Harp: Play Jupiter’s Moons: Github: They have been viewed over 65 000 times on YouTube and were featured on, Virgin Radio, and in The Outline. We produced 2 online applications (Saturn […]

update: Activities

We  developed the following activities on the islands of Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Santiago and Fogo: (1) continuing education courses for teachers along the lines of international program Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP); (2) astronomy sessions for students; (3) public activities of observation of the sky and the sun with telescopes; (4) activities with children […]

update: School themes

The preparation for the school is underway ArAS SfA-3 will cover the following fields: Theoretical themes: (i) Star Formation and Nuclear Astrophysics, (ii) Statistical methods for Astronomical Data analysis Writing a proposal: How to write a proposal to obtain observational time in professional telescope Data/Observation: How to get data from telescope archives and How to […]