Category Archives: 2020

Impact of Astronomical Facilities on Local Development – Perspectives from Sutherland: An OAD Report

Authors:Tawanda Chingozha, Economics PhD Candidate (Stellenbosch University), OAD Fellow. He is Zimbabwean. Amidou Sorgho, Astro-physics PhD Candidate (University of Cape Town), OAD Fellow. He is Burkinabè. Estefany san Andreas, Socio-Cultural Anthropologist with studies in Jungian Psychology, OAD Fellow. She is Ecuadorian. Amelia Hankel, BSc Physics (with astronomy focus) & BA Human Rights (University of Connecticut), OAD […]

Symposium and research meeting

On February 14, 2020, at the Old Observatory in Leiden, the Netherlands, the project organised The Pale Blue Dot Symposium, as a part of the global celebration that concluded the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Astronomical Union. The symposium celebrated the 30th anniversary of the famous ‘pale blue dot’ photo. A variety […]

Rethinking our future- understanding the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 (UNDESA webinar)

This article was written by Dr. Tawanda Chingozha, OAD Fellow on Development Economics, summarising the main points presented by a panel of experts during a UNDESA webinar on 9 April 2020. Powerpoint presentation and Webinar recording The Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) of The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has spearheaded efforts to translate astronomy […]

Science for Development Workshop Summary

as published on the website of the Academy of Science of SouthAfrica Workshop website The Science for Development Workshop hosted by the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) Office of Astronomy for Development (the OAD) and the International Science Council’s (ISC) Regional Office for Africa (ROA) and supported by the Department of Science and Innovation and the […]