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AstroSense@OAD – by Wanda Diaz

I arrived in South Africa on the 15 of March 2014, delightfully met by an old, young-by-age and full-of-life acquaintance from Ethiopia, Dr Solomon Belay! A colleague from Zambia, Mr Prospery Simpemba, and another from Namibia, Dr. Michael Backes, were also there, getting ready to attend Scifest Africa, the biggest science festival in Africa, where […]

Experience evaluation of OAD process

Brief experience evaluation: Athanasios Taramopoulos, Project leader of the OAD funded project “Astronomical Measurements in Ancient Greece” To the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development: Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on the initiative to spread Astronomy to ordinary people, school and university students. It is a really amazing science and draws everybody’s attention and excitement. […]

Developing Astronomy in Nigeria

My Two Weeks (April 24 – May 6, 2014) Visit to University of Cape Town and South African Observatory (SAAO) by Dr. Romanus Eze, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I first visited Bloemfontein, where I presented a paper titled “Suzaku Observations of Fe_Kalpha line in some Hard X-ray Emitting Symbiotic Stars […]

The Raspberry Pi at the OAD

Today we speak about the Raspberry Pi. In the Computing world the Raspberry Pi has been the talk of the town for a while – actually for the last year or so. What is it? The Raspberry Pi is definitely not a piece of cake but a small credit card size fully functional computer which […]