Category Archives: Events

TEDx talk by OAD Visitor Wanda Diaz

“Wanda speaks about the wonderful and rarely-practiced skill of listening to the stars. To help her audience ‘see’ the world as she does, she encourages them to don blindfolds and listen to clips of the sounds stars make. An amazingly inspiring talk by an incredibly driven women who, regardless of her circumstance, has done incredible […]

EPS Conference: Physics for development movement ‘needs a strategy’

From SciDev ––2.html Mićo Tatalović 15/10/12 [BRUSSELS] The emerging global ‘physics for development’ movement needs a common strategy to define the field, a conference has heard. This would enable practitioners to work towards common goals of improving physics education and research, with a view to using results in development. The importance of such a […]

Science Hack Day

Science Hack Day – Cape Town Theme: Hacking Science for Development The OAD partnered with several organisations to host the first of these events in Africa, to explore ways in which programming and computer skills (essential skills in the astronomy field) can be used for development. WHAT IS SCIENCE HACK DAY? The mission of Science […]

OAD First Stakeholder Workshop

Short Summary of the OAD workshop The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) held its first stakeholders workshop from 12 – 14 December 2012 at the SAAO in Cape Town. Fifty-five participants attended from 28 different countries. Attendees included representatives of relevant Commission 46 Program Groups, Commission 55, other IAU-endorsed activities (GTTP and Universe […]