Category Archives: Events

SciDataCon 2018: Digital Frontiers of Global Science’

The OAD hosted a session entitled “From Galaxies to the Global Goals: using data skills for development” at SciDataCon in Gaborone, Botswana during 5-8 November 2018. The first panel discussion focussed on methodology transfer between astronomy and other sciences (e.g. medicine, economics) while the second session looked at various aspects around the structure of astronomy […]

IAU General Assembly 2018

The XXXth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union Vienna was held from August 20-31, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. For 2 weeks, the astronomy community from around the world gathered to discuss science, outreach, education, development in addition to administrative and business meetings.  Exhibition space: The OAD team was present at the GA and shared the […]

IAU General Assembly: FM15

The 30th IAU General Assembly (GA) was held from 20-31 August 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The OAD organized the Focus Meeting 15 (FM15) on Astronomy for Development. More than 400 participants registered for FM15 which was held over 6 sessions between Tuesday 28th August and Friday 31st August 2018.  The IAU General Assembly in 2009 ratified a […]

CAP Conference 2018

Communicating Astronomy with the Public conference (CAP) 2018 was held from March 24-28 in Fukuoka, Japan. More than 400 participants from 53 countries participated in one of the largest CAP conferences ever. The OAD was represented by Dr Wanda Diaz-Merced and Ramasamy Venugopal. Dr. Merced gave a keynote on “Human factors to foster equal participation” […]