Webinar: IAU OAD Call for Proposals 2021 The OAD is organizing a webinar on the 2021 call for proposals on Friday, May 14, 1400 UTC (4pm South African time). Anyone planning to submit a proposal is encouraged to attend this 1 hour session. OAD staff will run through the details of the call and explore […]
The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has released its 2021 Call for Proposals for projects that aim to use astronomy to support and advance sustainable development. The mission of the OAD is to promote astronomy, including its practitioners, skills and infrastructures, as a tool for sustainable development globally. The annual Call for Proposals […]
Sonal Asgotraa, Project manager of Astrostays, writes about the project for the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). As nature-based tourism emerges strongly in a post-COVID world, astro-tourism presents immense opportunities to create positive social, economic and conservation benefits. Astro-tourism is a form of experiential tourism that encompasses travelling for astronomy related experiences – ranging […]
OAD Director, Kevin Govender, has been featured as a Career Hero and Space Science Influencer by the National Schools Observatory, UK. In the Careers section of their website, NSO include profiles of a number of leaders and research scientists in positions of influence at unviersities and other institutions. They emphasize that scientists not only require […]
The OAD, DARA Big Data, and the Inter-University Institute for Data-Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) conducted a 3-day hackathon at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique to help local students and young professionals improve and develop their Python skills.