Category Archives: 2021

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 […]

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 […]