Category Archives: Flagship 2

Overview: Astronomy in Ghana

“Astronomy in Ghana” aims to visit various schools within three southern regions of Ghana (Greater Accra, Volta and Central Region) in order to set up school astronomy clubs. The clubs will teach astronomy through the use of talks, discussion and hands-on activities to foster practical problem-solving skills. Students will also be introduced to the diversity […]

Donate to the IAU “Pale Blue Dot” Global Citizenship Education Project

a map of Pale Blue Dot projects to contribute to

Our world needs the cosmic perspective now more than ever. Pale Blue Dot is a global citizenship education project, led by the IAU OAD European Regional Office, that “uses astronomy to promote commonality, solidarity and environmental awareness and instill values, attitudes and behaviours to support responsible global citizenship”. The project falls under the OAD Flagship […]

UN General Assembly side event: Astronomy- a Unique Educational Tool for furthering the SDGs & Stimulating a Global Perspective

The European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (E-ROAD) organised an online Dialogue in the context of the United Nation’s 75th anniversary. Astronomy is an effective tool for international development because it combines fundamental science and cutting-edge technology with culture and inspiration. This is the pioneering mission of the International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy […]

Symposium and research meeting

On February 14, 2020, at the Old Observatory in Leiden, the Netherlands, the project organised The Pale Blue Dot Symposium, as a part of the global celebration that concluded the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Astronomical Union. The symposium celebrated the 30th anniversary of the famous ‘pale blue dot’ photo. A variety […]