Category Archives: Blog

Beyond the niche: how AuthorAID has expanded my academic horizons

Five years ago, I made the life-changing decision to resign from my comfortable academic position at the University of Sheffield, a well‐respected university in the north of England, and move to the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University. Then, as now, my research focused on “star clusters”, which are the observational foundation […]

Astronomy for Development: Roadmap towards impact

It is the time of the Global Astronomy Month (GAM 2015). Kevin has written what has now become the annual OAD blog for GAM. This year’s blog “reflects on the future with a focus on how the OAD intends to make an impact in the long term”. Read the complete blog at: http://astronomerswithoutborders.org/gam2015-news/gam-2015-blog/2667-astronomy-for-development-roadmap-towards-impact.html

Scifest Africa 2015

  Scifest Africa is South Africa’s National Science Festival, held every year at the end of summer in Grahamstown. It is the biggest platform for scientists and engineers to engage with the public, share their work and inspire the youth to pursue careers in science and technology. Organised by the Grahamstown Foundation and funded by […]

Galileoscopes: Special-Edition IYL 2015

This article was written by Rick Fienberg (American Astronomical Society) & Douglas Arion (Carthage College) for the Galileoscope project, developed as a cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA 2009) We are excited to announce that we are now accepting pre-orders for special-edition Galileoscopes for the International Year of Light 2015 at http://galileoscope.org. […]