Category Archives: 2021

Unlocking Science – Astrostays Featured in International Science Council Series

Astrostays unlocking science series

The International Science Council has featured the Astrostays project in its Unlocking Science series, produced by BBC Storyworks Commercial Productions. Unlocking Science is a new series presented by the International Science Council (ISC) and produced by BBC Storyworks commercial productions. The series explores what science is doing to address the challenges of global sustainability. It […]

Compelling stories, curious science: #UnlockingScience launched

In an online series, the International Science Council presents fascinating insights behind the science of sustainability. Press release by the International Science Council Produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions, this dynamic online series uncovers the innovative global stories of scientists and how they are addressing inequalities, engaging policymakers and the public, and pioneering a more […]

Final Workshops of the OruMbya Intercultural Project

Final Workshops of the OruMbya Intercultural Project

The final workshops of the OruMbya intercultural project were conducted virtually in September and October 2021. 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 4 different […]

Astronomy Project Helps Chilean Indigenous Students Rediscover Ancestral Roots

RITA Indigenous Students Rediscover Ancestral Roots

The Rediscovering Identity Through Astronomy (RITA) project is using astronomy as a means of common humanitarian awareness, to help indigenous students rediscover ancestral roots. During the project, students, with the help of their teachers, identify with their ancestral roots and indigenous culture through the exploration of worldviews. RITA hopes to increase the interest of indigenous […]

OAD Team Members Featured in “Space for Our Planet” Exhibition

OAD in "Space for Our Planet" exhibition

OAD Director, Kevin Govender, past OAD fellow, Marie Korsaga, and OAD project coordinator, Yumna Majeed, are among 25 people across the world featured in the “Space for Our Planet” exhibition. The “Space for Our Planet” exhibition looks at the integral role that space (and astronomy) play in the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda […]