Category Archives: 2021

MOA Signed between African Astronomical Society and OAD

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT TO STRENGTHEN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ASTRONOMY IN AFRICA Cape Town, 26 May 2021 — The African Astronomical Society (AfAS) and the Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) have signed a five-year partnership Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that sees the two collaborating towards bringing together complementary resources, networks and expertise to advance development through […]

OAD at IST Africa 2021 Conference

OAD at IST Africa 2021 Conference OAD Big Data Fellow, Dr Nikhita Madhanpall, gave a talk on “Big Data Analytics Capacity Building with Radio Astronomy” at the IST-Africa 2021 conference held from 10 – 14 May, 2021. The conference was the 16th in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research and Innovation Conferences. IST-Africa […]

Article in The Conversation: COVID-19 budget pressures threaten curiosity-driven science

COVID-19 budget pressures threaten curiosity-driven science. That’s a bad thing Vanessa McBride, International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy for Development Management of the COVID-19 pandemic has governments around the world walking a delicate tightrope between containing the spread of the virus and the interactions required to sustain daily living. Economies and national budgets have been […]

OAD Project Releases First Astronomy Kids Video in Urdu

Kainaat Kids, which produces astronomy videos in Urdu aimed at kids 10-16 years, released its first video last week. The videos will cover basic concepts of the science of astronomy, many of which are part of the science curriculum in Pakistan (and other places). They will also have subtitles to help kids who speak other […]

Second OruMbya Workshop

Second workshop of the OruMbya (Orum: sky in Yorubá; and Mbya: Brazilian Guarani ethnicity) 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.