OAD Director Kevin Govender participated in a panel discussion on “A Proposal for an International Year of Planetary Defense” at the 7th IAA Planetary Defense Conference Online Event held on 30 April 2021, hosted by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in collaboration with the European Space Agency.
Webinar: IAU OAD Call for Proposals 2021 The OAD is organizing a webinar on the 2021 call for proposals on Friday, May 14, 1400 UTC (4pm South African time). Anyone planning to submit a proposal is encouraged to attend this 1 hour session. OAD staff will run through the details of the call and explore […]
The OAD, DARA Big Data, and the Inter-University Institute for Data-Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) conducted a 3-day hackathon at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique to help local students and young professionals improve and develop their Python skills.
In this presentation given at the 2020 International Dark-Sky Association Conference, Sonal Asgotraa from Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) discussses Astrostays, a community-driven astrotourism model that puts communities at the heart and center of the tourism model. The program is aimed at empowering and strengthening communities by diversifying economic bases and creating new opportunities for livelihood […]
OAD’s Kevin Govender talks on South African radio about Science 4.0 and the changes afoot. Link to download audio: As the world changes, science does too This show was based on the article written in The Conversation by Kevin Govender, Director, International Astronomical Union Office of Astronomy for Development and Carolina Odman, Associate Professor, University […]