Category Archives: Media

IAU OAD Newsletter #28 January-June 2021

Cover image of the OAD newsletter

The IAU OAD has published its latest newsletter for the January to June 2021 period. Highlights in the IAU OAD Newsletter #28 for Jan-Jun 2021: Call for IAU OAD Fellows Article on the threat posed by COVID-19 to basic science funding 10 years of Astronomy for Development New partnerships, meeting highlights (with links to recordings), […]

Article in The Conversation: COVID-19 budget pressures threaten curiosity-driven science

COVID-19 budget pressures threaten curiosity-driven science. That’s a bad thing Vanessa McBride, International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy for Development Management of the COVID-19 pandemic has governments around the world walking a delicate tightrope between containing the spread of the virus and the interactions required to sustain daily living. Economies and national budgets have been […]

TEDx talk by OAD Visitor Wanda Diaz

“Wanda speaks about the wonderful and rarely-practiced skill of listening to the stars. To help her audience ‘see’ the world as she does, she encourages them to don blindfolds and listen to clips of the sounds stars make. An amazingly inspiring talk by an incredibly driven women who, regardless of her circumstance, has done incredible […]