Category Archives: 2021

Two OAD Projects Shortlisted for Nature Awards for Inspiring Women in Science

Nature Awards for Inspiring Women in Science

Two IAU OAD-funded projects are on the shortlist of the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science in the Science Outreach Category. The aim of the awards for inspiring women in science, in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies, is to celebrate and support the achievements of women in science, and of all those […]

“What Is Our Sun Made Up Of?” – Kainaat Kids Urdu Video

Kainaat Kids Urdu Video

The Kainaat Kids project, funded by the IAU OAD, has released its fourth astronomy educational video in Urdu (with English subtitles). Kainaat Astronomy, a Youtube channel run by Prof Salman Hameed, publishes astronomy content in Urdu for a general audience. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020 severely disrupting school education, Prof Hameed and collaborators […]

Sahrawi People Find “A Refuge in the Stars”

Sahrawi astronomy

The Amanar 2.0 project is educating and inspiring the Sahrawi population using astronomy as well as recording their traditional astronomy knowledge. Amanar 2.0 is a follow-up of the 2019 Amanar: Under the Same Sky project, both funded by the IAU OAD. It is an initiative to stimulate teachers, support schools, and provide inspiration through astronomy […]

New Astrostays Established At A Buddhist Monastery

astrostays at monastery

The latest Astrostays has been established at the Phyang Monastery in Ladakh, India by OAD’s implementation partner, the Global Himalayan Expedition. Astrostays utilize astronomy as a tool for community development. Through astro-tourism, they generate economic revenue and other benefits for rural/remote regions with access to clear night skies. As a tourism offering, they engage visitors […]