Category Archives: Events

European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development Launched

On 26 February 2018, the European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (ROAD) was brought into existence at a signing ceremony at Leiden University in the Netherlands. It was preceded by a ceremonial address by Grace Naledi Pandor, South African Minister of Science and Technology. The occasion also marked the appointment of the Minister as […]

OAD Awards at Science Forum South Africa 2017

At the Science Forum South Africa 2017, the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, presented awards of recognition to Phil Charles, Patricia Whitelock, Khotso Mokhele, and Kevin Govender, for their contributions in South Africa being selected as the host of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development.  The recorded video of the award ceremony […]

Dot Astronomy 9 conference

Astronomy is driven forward by new technology, and today, software is developing more rapidly than it ever has. How can new technologies help astronomical research, education, and outreach? How can new developments in machine learning, web interfaces, and software impact our work? How can new ideas and techniques in education and research increase our productivity? […]

Keynote at Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival

Kevin Govender was one of the keynote speakers at the Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival held from 13-15 October 2017 at Aoraki/Mt.Cook National Park in New Zealand. Kevin talked about the inspiration of the starlit skies to inspire young people to reach their potential through science and education. During this visit he also delivered talks to staff and […]