Category Archives: 2022

Call for Astronomy Mentors by Astrotribe Project

The ‘AstroTribe’ project seeks scientists, professors, science communicators, educators, and others in astronomy who are interested in serving as mentors.   Run by AstronEra, an online platform dedicated to astronomy courses and activities, the project is educating and training tribal students (from the countryside in the state of Maharashtra, India) in the field of observational […]

OAD Team Meets President of South Africa and Ministers at World Science Forum

The OAD team had the privilege of meeting the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, officials from the Department of Science and Innovation, and other dignitaries at the 2022 World Science Forum. The forum is a meeting […]

Hands-on Radio Astronomy Training for University Lecturers

The workshop will conduct hands-on training sessions on the assembly of a 21-cm pyramidal horn antenna radio telescope, observation planning and execution, and the use of python-based software for the acquisition, reduction, analysis of data from the telescope. Organised by NASRDA- Centre for Basic Space Sciences, Nigeria. It will introduce participants to python programming and […]

China Astronomy Forum Launched to Celebrate IYBSSD 2022

From the Innovative Astronomy Forum The basic sciences provide the essential means to meet crucial challenges such as universal access to food, energy, health coverage and communication technologies. They enable us to understand the impact of the nearly 8 billion people on the planet and to act to limit, and sometimes even to reduce it: […]

Disadvantaged Students Trained as Astroguides in India

The aim of this project, run by AstronEra headed by Shweta Kulkarni, is to educate the tribal students about the field of astronomy and also give them an opportunity to generate an income using the skills gained through this program. These students are recognized as “AstroGuides” and are now set to organize stargazing programs and promote […]