Category Archives: 2019

Hubble Treasure Trove Sonification

SYSTEM Sounds project worked with NASA to sonfiy an image of a cluster of galaxies taken by the Hubble telescope. https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13061 Space becomes “sonified” in this visualization of a cluster of galaxies imaged by Hubble. Time flows left to right, and the frequency of sound changes from bottom to top, ranging from 30 to 1,000 […]

final report

Girls Astro camp, 28 April 2018 at Obasanjo Space Center Abuja, Nigeria Sponsored by OAD, Astronomers Without Borders International (AWB), Universe Awareness (UNAWE), VIXEN Co. Ltd, National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Milan, Italy, National Space Research & Development Agency (NASRDA) Project report The camp aimed to address the challenge of gender lopsidedness in school enrolment and […]

DAP project wins Techstars Global Startup Weekend in Pakistan

Team members of the DAP project founded a social enterprise called Cosmic Perspective, a sustainable and consistent platform to conduct Astronomy education and outreach in Pakistan in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The idea was pitched at the Techstars Global Startup Weekend (TGSW) event in Lahore hosted by the National Incubation Center (NIC) in […]

Call for volunteers

The Molo Mhlaba primary school in Khayelitsha (www.molomhlaba.org) is incredibly excited to announce the launch of its Astronomy Program, which aims to: 1. Develop 20 astronomy-focused classes aimed at primary school students; 2. Recruit, train, and employ Khayelitsha-based, female high-school graduates to run these classes both at Molo Mhlaba and in other primary schools in […]

Results of the 2018 Annual Call for Proposals

The OAD is pleased to announce the results of its 2018 annual call for proposals. Twenty projects will receive funding from the IAU in 2019 to address challenges using astronomy-related interventions. Projects funded include a school program in India that will use astronomy to dispel potentially harmful superstition; education programs using astronomy to inspire and […]