Category Archives: Events

Astronomy for Development Workshop: LARIM 2016

The Andean Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (ROAD) organized a workshop on the theme of ‘Astronomy for Development‘ at the Latin American Regional IAU Meeting LARIM 2016 in Colombia. The Andean ROAD gathers 20+ institutions in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Its coordinators are hosted at three collaborating institutions: Universidad de Los Andes […]

Keynote: International Conference on Research Infrastructures

OAD Director, Kevin Govender, delivered the keynote address at the International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2016), an international forum to encourage cooperation on research infrastructures domain. ICRI2016 was organized in Cape Town from 3 to 5 October 2016, by the South African Department of Science and Technology and the European Commission The overall objective […]

Mini Maker Faire 2016

A team from the OAD participated in the 2016 Cape Town Mini Maker Faire, which was held at the Cape Town Science Center from 26-28 August. The Maker Faire is an international movement that brings together those who build, design, think and innovate to produce fascinating products that might change the world. Drawing robots, drones […]

TED Talk: How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars

OAD post-doctoral researcher, Dr Wanda Diaz, gave a talk at TEDx Vancouver in Canada. She talked about the sonification techniques that she uses to conduct research and her “dreams of a level scientific playing field” that allows people with disabilities to contribute to the field. Wanda Diaz Merced studies the light emitted by gamma-ray bursts, the most […]

Inaugural Conference of the Portuguese Language Office of Astronomy for Development

Public and media are invited to the inaugural conference of the Portuguese Language Office of Astronomy for Development (PLOAD) that will be held at Centro Cultural de Cascais on the Thursday 5 May 2016, at 14:00 and hosted by Câmara Municipal de Cascais. This gathering will mark the launch of the official website and the […]