Category Archives: Events

South East Asian Astronomy Network (SEAAN 2016) meeting

The Southeast Asia Astronomical Network (SEAAN) with its aim to strengthen the research work and education activities among its ten member countries. The SEAAN organises its annual meeting whose purpose is to bring together people working in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics research and education from the entire SEA region and certain parts of the world […]

SAASTEC 2016 Conference

The annual Southern African Association of Science & Technology Centers SAASTEC conference was held in Richard’s Bay, South Africa. SAASTEC is the primary gathering of the community of stakeholders engaged in science activities in the region – including but not limited to science centers, museums, outreach teams at universities and research institutions. The OAD team […]

Gender balance and diversity: Space education workshop

The EU Space Awareness project together with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) organised a training workshop for teachers in space and education. The event was held in Leiden, Netherlands, from 18 to 22 October 2016. As a partner in the Space Awareness project, the OAD participated in the workshop. Sara […]

Wanda Diaz at White House Frontiers Conference

OAD post-doctoral researcher, Dr Wanda Diaz, was invited to the White House Frontiers Conference hosted by US President Obama in Pittsburg, USA. Co-hosted with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the conference explored the future of innovation in the US and around the world. Wanda’s speech on “Making Space Exploration Accessible to All” talked […]

First Workshop on Astronomy Inclusion

The IAU Working Group 3: Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion organized the first workshop on Astronomy Beyond the Common Senses for Accessibility and Inclusion in conjunction with the LARIM meeting in Colombia. The workshop was attended by educators, astronomers and other experts in inclusive education. Dr Wanda Diaz-Merced, OAD researcher, served as the chair of the scientific […]