Category Archives: Events

Big Data Mini-School and Hackathon in Mauritius

big data hackathon Mauritius

DARA Big Data, in conjunction with the University of Mauritius (UOM), IAU OAD and IDIA, are organising a Big Data School and Hackathon event, from June 21-24 on campus at the UOM. The event will feature presentations from industry experts, tutorials in data science and machine learning and a sentiment analysis hackathon where participants can […]

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 […]

“Let Us Put Our Minds & Hearts Together to Serve Society”: OAD Director at IAU General Assembly

IAU General Assembly Business Sessions

While the XXXI IAU General Assembly has been postponed to 2022, the Business sessions were organized virtually on August 23 and 26 this week. A pre-meeting session was held before the business session on each day with short talks by each of the IAU Offices, Executive Committee Working Groups, and several prize winners.   In […]

UN GA76 Science Summit: Astronomy to Advance SDGs

Astronomy to advance SDGs at UN GA76 science summit

The Office of Astronomy for Development, led by its European Regional Office, organized a session on Astronomy to Advance SDGs at the United Nations General Assembly Science Summit. The UN GA76 Science Summit, held online from September 14-30, aimed to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United […]