Category Archives: Events

IAU General Assembly 2015

The OAD shared a booth with the Office of Astronomy Outreach at the IAU General Assembly 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii. For two weeks, we coordinated all our activities from the stand. It acted as the meeting point for our global network and for several Astronomy for Development discussions. Our team, along with the OAO, explained the […]

South African Budget Vote Exhibition 2015

The OAD was invited to the 2015 South African Budget Vote Exhibition held in Cape Town. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) announced its key priorities for the 2015/2016 financial year at the annual Budget Vote. Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor toured the exhibit area. The OAD team, given space at the NRF booth, briefly talked […]

Scifest Africa 2015

A team from the OAD comprising the director, Kevin Govender, Bonaventure Okere from the Nigerian Centre for Basic Space Sciences, Wanda Diaz from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and OAD visiting fellow, Ramasamy Venugopal travelled to Grahamstown to participate in Scifest Africa 2015. Scifest Africa is South Africa’s National Science Festival, held every year at […]

LIVE Streaming: Astronomers Without Borders- Astronomy for the development of STEM Education

Streamed live on 6 Aug 2014 Astronauts Ron Garan and Anousheh Ansari join us for this special AWB Hangout, “Astronomy In the Development of STEM Education”. Though often neglected in traditional educational systems, astronomy is an ideal way to present science and other technical fields in schools. With limited resources, especially in developing countries, astronomy […]