Category Archives: 2021

Interview with the IAU OAD European Regional Office Coordinator

Michelle Willebrands of the European Regional Office

Michelle Willebrands, the coordinator of the European Regional Office, talks to Space in Africa about the activities of the E ROAD in Africa and opportunities for collaborations between Europe and Africa. Michelle Willebrands is the project officer of the European Regional Office of the Office of Astronomy for Development. The European Office was the 10th […]

Watch Tutorial Videos from DARA Big Data School

Participants of the DARA Big Data school and hackathon in Kenya, a project under Flagship 3: Knowledge and Skills for Development

The Big Data School and Hackathon was organized by DARA Big Data in partnership with the OAD, Technical University Kenya, and IDIA. The Big Data School featured 2 days of programming, datascience and machine learning tutorials, followed by a 3 day hackathon. The tutorials were livestreamed on Youtube while the hackathon event was held on […]

IAU OAD Newsletter #28 January-June 2021

Cover image of the OAD newsletter

The IAU OAD has published its latest newsletter for the January to June 2021 period. Highlights in the IAU OAD Newsletter #28 for Jan-Jun 2021: Call for IAU OAD Fellows Article on the threat posed by COVID-19 to basic science funding 10 years of Astronomy for Development New partnerships, meeting highlights (with links to recordings), […]

Astronomical Data Analysis Workshop (21-31 August 2021)

screenshot of the Astro Sprint website

The Astro Sprint project is organizing its second astronomical data analysis workshop, Discovery, online from 21-31 August 2021. The Astro Sprint OAD project has opened registrations for its second workshop on astronomical data analysis. Participants will be shown step-by-step techniques of accessing and analysing astronomy data from the internet. Certificates will be provided to students […]

OAD Project Selected as LCO Global Sky Partner

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Sky Partners poster

Shristi Astronomy has been selected as a LCO Global Sky Partner and will receive time on the Las Cumbres Observatory telescope network. Shristi Astronomy in India coordinates the OAD Project Astro Sprint which trains students on accessing and analysing astronomy data available online. Students are trained on virtual observatory tools and programmimg techniques and will […]