By Abeeha Hussain, STEM Ambassador for the OAD supported project “Astro -Phy Quench” Growing up in the northern reaches of Pakistan, far from the light pollution of bustling cities, I’ve had the incredible experience of gazing upon the vast expanse of clear, star-studded skies. Physics has always held a special place in my heart, with […]
By Joyful Mdhluli, OAD Fellow June has been an overwhelming month for me. Joining the OAD office has been the highlight of my year so far, but as with any new adventure, it brought its fair share of uncertainties. I often chuckle at the irony of having the uncertainty principle tattooed on my wrist, as […]
By Tanita Ramburuth-Hurt “Is it possible for astronomy to make the world a better place? Can astronomy help solve problems of inequality and sustainability in the world?” These are questions I have long asked myself. In February 2023, I arrived at the Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) in Cape Town, South Africa looking for […]
Sonal Asgotraa, Project manager of Astrostays, writes about the project for the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). As nature-based tourism emerges strongly in a post-COVID world, astro-tourism presents immense opportunities to create positive social, economic and conservation benefits. Astro-tourism is a form of experiential tourism that encompasses travelling for astronomy related experiences – ranging […]
PRAGSAC (Promoting Radio Astronomy in Ghana through School visits and Astronomy Clubs) are developing online astronomy lessons for students in Ghana. The lessons will be released on their Youtube channel.