Category Archives: Flagship 3

MAV Constructing Mobile Planetarium in Benin with Recycled Materials

Mobile Astronomy Village (MAV) aims to develop astronomy and science education in Benin through planetarium sessions in primary and secondary schools and university centers. The team hopes it will arouse scientific curiosity among young people (including girls), a taste for more advanced studies, and the creation of astronomy clubs. MAV organized an astronomy cultural week […]

Tiwanakota Archaeoastronomy (Bolivia) Training Workshop by Astro3DBol

The Astro3DBol project is developing educational kits for the teaching of cultural astronomy and archaeoastronomy in the context of the Tiwanakota culture of Bolivia. The project will target educators and those interested in astronomy and the pre-Inca cultures of Bolivia and help them develop a thematic class of Tiwanacota archaeoastronomy. The kits are being developed […]

OAD Project Crowdfunding To Train Students as Astroguides

guide training for tribal students

The Guide training workshop for tribal students project aims to educate under-privileged students on astronomy and also train them as astroguides who can work part-time. The IAU Office of Astronomy Development has selected the project for funding through its annual call proposals. The OAD has granted 5000 Euro to this initiative, which is half the […]

Astronomy Week in Benin

mobile astronomy village Benin activities

Under the OAD project, Mobile Astronomy Village in Benin, the astronomical clubs of Benin organized a week of activities from March 25 to April 1, 2022 in astronomy and space sciences. Several activities were carried out at the University of Abomey-Calavi and some primary and secondary schools in the cities of Porto-Novo and Adjarra. The […]

Registration Open for Africa Women in Data Science Event #IWD2022

Africa Women in Data Science Event

The OAD and its partners are organizing the “Africa Women in Data Science” event from 8-10 March 2022, which coincides with International Women’s Day. The event is organized by DARA Big Data (Development in Africa through Radio Astronomy) supported by Newton Fund, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory, the Inter-University Institute For Data Intensive Astronomy […]