Category Archives: 2021

IAU Announcement of 2021 Call for Proposals

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 […]

Astrostays in World Travel & Tourism Council Blog

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 Featured as a Career Hero by National Schools Observatory, UK

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 […]