Category Archives: 2021

Empowering Rational Thinking Through Astronomy at Indonesian Schools

empowering rational thinking through astronomy

Bosscha Observatory, Indonesia coordinates this project to provide distant learning material and methodology to assist teachers, particularly in empowering rational thinking capacity through astronomy. The learning material is enriched with other STEAM topics, most importantly energy, water, and the need to care for Earth. Through the OAD grant, Bosscha built a studio facility for the […]

IAU OAD Welcomes New (Remote) Fellows

IAU OAD Fellows

The IAU OAD welcomes its new fellows who will be working remotely from Armenia, Uganda, Spain, and Romania. The Office of Astronomy for Development welcomes four, new fellows who will be contributing to its mission of ‘Astronomy for a better world’. The IAU OAD Fellows will be working remotely for most or all of their […]

University Students Organize Astro-themed Events to Establish Scientific Culture

AstraX Astro-themed Events for Scientific Culture

Space Technology and Astronomy Cell (STAC) at IIT Mandi, India organized a number of astro-themed events to establish a scientific culture in the nearby schools, universities, and communities. They conducted a number of online competitions, talks, workshops and more, from a workshop on RGB image analysis of Galaxies, a computational astrophysics hackathon, to a blog […]

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 […]