Category Archives: Events

2016 Edinburgh Medal Ceremony

On March 30, the 26th Edinburgh Medal ceremony was held at the Edinburgh City Chambers and presided over by the Lord Provost of the city, Donald Wilson. This year, the award was presented jointly to Kevin Govender, director of Office of Astronomy for Development, and Silvia Torres-Piembert, President of the International Astronomical Union. The Astronomer Royal, […]

Scifest Africa 2016

The continent’s biggest Science Festival turned 20 this year. Scifest is the biggest public Science event in the country which attracts national stakeholders in research, education, policy, and outreach from across various fields of science. Several international organizations, such as NASA, support and participate in Scifest. The South African Minister of Science and Technology,  Ms Naledi […]

IAU OAD Regional Offices Meeting

3rd Face-to-Face Meeting of Regional Offices of Astronomy for Development 2-4 March 2016, South African Astronomical Observatory, Cape Town The Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has, at present, nine Regional Offices and Language Expertise Centers around the world. These offices work closely with the OAD in order to implement the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Strategic […]