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Astronomy in Everyday Life

What has Astronomy ever done for you? In this guest blog, Megan Ray Nichols explores some ways in which developments in Astronomy and space have made their way into everyday life Astronomy is the study of space and everything that encompasses. Astronomers do not always have their heads in the clouds. They have to focus on day-to-day […]

OAD Regional Offices Met the Ethiopian Minister of Science and Technology

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the Ethiopian government signed an addendum to the agreement to host the East African Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (EA-ROAD) in Ethiopia. The agreement makes provisions for the change of the host institution from Addis Ababa University to the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI), which falls […]

Assessing our impact

By Vanessa McBride & Eli Grant, Office of Astronomy for Development The Office of Astronomy for Development has funded over 100 projects run by enthusiastic astronomers and science communicators with a view to using astronomy to make the world a better place. But, how do we know our projects have an impact? In fact, to […]

North vs. South – Constellations & Moon Phases

Astronomy connects all of us. While the sky looks slightly different based on your location, when put together it is our common heritage. Understanding the differences helps us to understand the connections. In this guest post, Megan Ray Nichols briefly explains those connections, thus underlining how local perspectives can contribute to a global one. Not everyone […]