Category Archives: 2021

Inaugural Event of the OruMbya project

The International Journey between Afro, indigenous and astronomy cultures: OruMbya (Orum: sky in Yorubá; and Mbya: Brazilian Guarani ethnicity) is a pilot project to celebrate Astronomy as the fuel of life, in which the stories of the stars are preserved in the resilience of people from 3 different continents. The project will carry out five […]

OAD Signs MoU with International Virtual Observatory Alliance

Logo of the International Virtual Observatory Alliance

The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA). Both the OAD and IVOA realize that astronomical data and technology have the potential to be applied in various fields to benefit society. Both are motivated to use astronomical data for education, development and public […]

Overview: Upliftment of Space Technology and Astronomy Cell in Himalayas, India

Space Technology and Astronomy Cell (STAC) is a group of students at IIT Mandi in Himalayas, India responsible for establishing a culture of Astronomy in the institute, nearby village Kamand, schools and colleges.We organize AstraX (https://astrax.in) which is inter-college Astromeet of Himalayas. Bringing together space science and technology, AstraX is the one and only of […]

Overview: Rediscovering Identity though Astronomy

Rediscovering Identity though Astronomy (RITA) is grounded in the use of astronomy as a means of common humanitarian awareness, union and ancestral cultural exchange. Through RITA we will:Build and maintain a diverse network of indigenous educators and students across the Likan Antai, Pascuense and Mapuche communities,Through astronomy, increase interest in STEM careers in Indigenous students,Students […]

Overview: Pan-African School for Emerging Astronomers 2021

The Pan-African School for Emerging Astronomers (PASEA) formally known as West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers (WAISSYA) has remained one of the flagship projects of the West African Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (WAROAD), since the first edition was initiated in year 2013. The school is primarily designed as an innovative short-course […]