Category Archives: 2021

Project Aims to Preserve Cultural Astronomy of Refugees in Uganda

Possible venue for focus group discussions

The aim of this project is to gather indigenous cultural astronomy, such as local names of celestial bodies and their meanings in day to day lives, from the people at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda. The project will catalogue and provide a formal structure for storing and sharing this knowledge. And it will […]

Looking Back At 10 Years of the OAD

10 years of OAD history - timeline

In a new OAD video commemorating our 10th anniversary, the global Astro4Dev community look back at 10 years of OAD, talk about why they use astronomy and what it means to our world. During the course of 2021, we interviewed a few of the stakeholders and people involved in the work of the OAD in […]

External Review Panel Lauds OAD’s Work and Recommends Continuation

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The report from a recent external review of the Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has just been released to the public by the National Research Foundation. The review, covering 6 years of OAD operations, concluded with a commendation on the OAD’s work and a recommendation to renew its hosting in South Africa until 2027. […]

Promoting Women in STEM Through Storytelling and Mentorship

She Speaks Science promotes Women in STEM through storytelling and mentorship

She Speaks Science aims to promote women in STEM and a positive STEM identity among the youth through storytelling and mentorship. The stories are published on an online platform showcasing women scientists and highlighting female role models in science to inspire more young people to engage in STEM disciplines. The stories have reached 35,000 people […]

Kainaat Kids’ Fifth Astronomy Video in Urdu

Astronomy videos in Urdu

The Kainaat Kids Youtube channel publishes astronomy videos in Urdu aimed at kids 10-16 years of age. The project plans to create 10 astronomy videos covering basic concepts of the science of astronomy. The content closely aligns with the science curriculum in Pakistan (and other places) as well. To be accessible to the intended audience, […]